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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.
It is almost impossible to carry the torch of truth through a crowd without singeing somebody's beard. -George Christopher Lichtenberg, scientist and philosopher (1742-1799)
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