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A.Word.A.Day--schlump

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This week's theme: Words from Yiddish.

schlump (shlump) noun

A dull or slovenly person.

[From Yiddish shlumperdik (unkempt, sloppy).]

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"'You don't want to dress up too much, but you don't want to be a schlump,' says Michael Kors." Hal Rubenstein; Terrific Style by Age, by Size, by Shape, by Color; In Style (New York); Aug 2006.

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