schlump

noun

slang
: schlub
schlumpy adjective

Examples of schlump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because both actors look like lumpish proletarian versions of Ingmar Bergman stars — Alma Pöysti, radiant yet benumbed, plays Ansa like a dish-towel Bibi Andersson, and Jussi Vatanen could be the schlump brother of Max von Sydow (with a dollop of Ryan Gosling). Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 23 May 2023 Nensi Dojaka, who came to study in London from Albania at the age of 17, has put her finger on designing a sophisticated way of exposing and covering the body that’s become an immediate hit with young women raring to put lockdown schlump behind them. Sarah Mower, Vogue, 7 Sep. 2021 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, Philly.com, 10 May 2018

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Word History

Etymology

Yiddish shlump sloppy or dowdy person

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of schlump was in 1941

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“Schlump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schlump. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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