Definition of schlump in English:

schlump

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Pronunciation: /ʃlʊmp
 
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noun

North American informal
A slow, slovenly, or inept person: when he wakes up, the poor schlump finds himself in a gleaming modern Shangri-La
More example sentences
  • The cartoon shows some helicopters, tanks and paratroopers converging on a suburban house; a typical schlump who looks like the sort of New York exurbanite not quite witty or lustful enough to get into a Cheever tale stands in the door.
  • No matter what you do you still look like a schlump.
  • Not long ago he was just another loveless schlump on Broadway earning bad reviews.

Origin

1940s: apparently related to Yiddish shlumperdik 'dowdy' and German Schlumpe 'slattern'.

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