- a person who habitually borrows or lives at the expense of others with no intention of repaying; sponger; moocher; beggar.
Origin of schnorrer
Examples from the Web for schnorrer
Historical Examples of schnorrer
And from such companionship to have fallen to a Schnorrer's!Dreamers of the Ghetto
And so you run away from the Home and married this Schnorrer?The Competitive Nephew
The nearer the departure of the Schnorrer, the higher his spirits rose.
Grobstock would have followed him, but the Schnorrer waved him back.
"For your own diversion," retorted the Schnorrer implacably.
- US slang a person who lives off the charity of others; professional beggar
Word Origin for schnorrer
1892, from Yiddish, "beggar," from German slang schnurrer, from schnurren "to go begging" (slang), perhaps ultimately imitative of the sound of pleading or whining (e.g. sneer, snorkel, snarl).