\ ˈshləmp How to pronounce schlump (audio) \

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schlumpy \ ˈshləm-​pē How to pronounce schlumpy (audio) \ adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web Savett stands 5-foot-7 and was unhappy with athletic shorts, designed for taller men, that hung beneath his knee, making him look like a schlump. Stu Bykofsky,, "In short, who stands up for the little guy? | Stu Bykofsky," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of schlump

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schlump

Yiddish shlump sloppy or dowdy person

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“Schlump.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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