from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To carry clumsily or with difficulty; lug: schlepped a shopping bag around town.
- intransitive v. To move slowly or laboriously: schlepped around with the twins in a stroller.
- n. An arduous journey.
- n. A clumsy or stupid person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To carry, drag, or lug.
- v. To go, as on an errand or task.
- v. To act in a slovenly, lazy, or sloppy manner.
- n. A long or burdensome journey.
- n. A boring person, a drag.
- n. A sloppy or slovenly person.
- n. A "pull" or influence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person
- v. pull along heavily, like a heavy load against a resistance
- n. a tedious or difficult journey
Yiddish shlepn, to drag, pull, from Middle Low German slēpen.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Yiddish שלעפּן (shlepn, "to drag"); compare German schleppen ("to drag"). (Wiktionary)