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schlepper

1. slang A person who hauls or carries things for someone else; a servant or porter. From Yiddish. I worked as a schlepper for a hotel for a few years, and I actually made pretty decent money from tips. Carry your own bag—I'm not your schlepper!
2. slang A laborer or worker. From Yiddish. The company doesn't care a fig for our comfort or happiness. We're just a bunch of schleppers to them, and in their eyes, we can be replaced at the drop of a hat! The huge work site was crawling with schleppers from all over the world.
3. slang A foolish, bumbling, or incompetent person. From Yiddish. What a bunch of schleppers! First they get my order wrong, then they send it to the wrong address, and now they're trying to refund me the wrong amount of money! Jeff is managing the project? That schlepper couldn't manage his own sock drawer.
4. slang Someone who wastes time or fails to act. From Yiddish. Don't just stand there like a schlepper—do something! Tom's always been a bit of a schlepper. First he flunked out of college, then he lived at home with no job for a few years, and now he's just flipping burgers at a fast food joint.

schlepper

and shlepper (ˈʃlɛpɚ)
n. an annoying person who always wants a bargain or a favor. (see also schlep.) Why am I surrounded by people who want something from me? Is this a schlepper colony or what?
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I'm glad Woody gets a blank check to shoot in Barcelona and the South of France, but I miss the New York schleppers who populated his early films like "Manhattan" and "Broadway Danny Rose.
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