Original taken from astori_18 in 20 words and expressions with a very interesting history of origin
This word, as the expression “Hey there, cap!”, has nothing to headgear, spineless intellectuals and other standard images that arise in our mind with you. Word is it’s in the jargon straight from Yiddish and is a warped form of the German verb “schlafen” — “to sleep”. A “hat”, respectively, “Sonia, caught Napping”. While you’re here hat your suitcase draped.
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