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  • n. a servant who carries things
  • n. a porter
  • n. a pejorative insult for an individual who wanders aimlessly

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person


From Yiddish שלעפּן ("to drag"); from High German schleppen ("to drag") (Wiktionary)



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