One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An inept or stupid person.
idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clodView synonyms
- ‘He then could exit as a statesman rather than a ‘small-town schlepper,’ the term that the former commissioner once used to describe him.’
- ‘Whatever trendy way is devised for us to lug around our overloaded daily must-haves, the backpack lives as the staple schlepper for kids.’
- ‘He brushed the suggestion aside, saying, ‘Nonsense, I'm just a cartoon schlepper.’’
1930s: Yiddish, from shlepn (see schlep).
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