adj. Slovenly or unkempt, especially due to laziness or lack of self-esteem. —n.

Example Citations:
Clothes aren’t everything; and neither are looks. But, even if you don’t work or are at home all day long, there’s no need to spend your entire day in pajamas. Sure, we’re all entitled to those kinds of days, but, you should “get dressed” more often than not. Getting out of “schlumpadinka” mode will help you feel better about yourself — and others, even if it is your kids or spouse — will see your confidence shine through.
—Ashley Boynes-Shuck, “Self Esteem, Body Image, and Chronic Illness,” MDJunction, September 9, 2013

So, if you want to get ahead, ditch that Chanel trouser suit for jeans and a hoodie — looking like you’ve just woken up might just help you rise in the world. When in doubt, turn to those already pulling off schlumpadinka chic to perfection.
—Sarah Rainey, “How to dress down for success like Cara Delevingne, Mark Zuckerberg and Prince Harry,” The Telegraph, March 19, 2014

Earliest Citation:
Because how sexy do you feel right now, really? Pretty good. Our audience is feeling pretty sexy. OK, but I know a lot of you are at home watching me right now in your schlumpadinka pajamas.
—Oprah Winfrey, “Releasing your inner sexpot,” The Oprah Winfrey Show, May 31, 2005

This Oprah-coined term appears to be a playful variation on the Yiddish term shlumperdik, "dowdy," from which we get the word schlump, "a slob; a slovenly person."

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