schlenter, verb transitive

Forms:
Also (occasionally) schlent.
Origin:
From schlenter adjective and noun.
slang
To wangle (something); to achieve (something) by devious, underhanded means.
1970 S.E. Natham Informant, Cape TownThey told her she couldn’t pay by cheque but somehow she schlentered it and came home with the goods.
1970 C.M. Knox Informant, GrahamstownI can always manage to schlent a car.
1982 Star 31 Mar.Schlenter — to organise something in an underhanded way, to pull strings.
To wangle (something); to achieve (something) by devious, underhanded means.
Derivatives:
Hence schlenterer noun, a devious, untrustworthy person.
1983 Grocott’s Mail 18 Feb. 13The Rhodes Dictionary...Schlenterer, (n) Person who manipulates behind the scenes, usually used to describe the more devious student politicians.
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