shlump


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shlump

slang A dull, dowdy, or untalented person; someone who is generally unattractive or unremarkable. From Yiddish. I'll never understand why such a knockout beauty as she is with a shlump like him. The tribute band, as it were, was just a bunch of shlumps in cheap costumes and makeup playing KISS's greatest hits—and playing them badly.

schloomp

and schlump and shlump (ʃlump and ʃlʊmp)
n. a stupid and lazy person. (From German via Yiddish.) Tell that schloomp to get busy or get out.

shlump

verb
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Yiddishkeit seems to luxuriate in its own lack of elegance and its own marginalization, which is why a book of comics art, another outsider form, seems especially appropriate to describe it and why a wry shlump like Pekar seems an especially apt coauthor.
Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch" had faded to "Schlep, shuffle, shuffie, shrug, shuffle, shlump.
Toots Shor says, "Don't be a shlump all your life, Gleason.
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