schlump

noun

slang
: schlub
schlumpy adjective

Example Sentences

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, 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 6 Feb. 2023.

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