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also shnor·rer  (shnôr′ər)
n. Slang
One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others; a parasite.

[Yiddish shnorer, beggar, sponger, from shnorn, to beg, from Middle High German snurren, to hum, whir (from the sound of the musical instrument played by beggars).]


slang US a person who lives off the charity of others; professional beggar
[Yiddish, from German Schnurrer beggar (who played an instrument), from Middle High German snurren to hum]


or shnor•rer

(ˈʃnɔr ər, ˈʃnoʊr-)

n. Slang.
a person who lives at the expense of others; sponger; parasite.
[1890–95; < Yiddish shnorer beggar, sponger <shnor(n) to beg]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schnorrer - (Yiddish) a scrounger who takes advantage of the generosity of others
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
cadger, mooch, moocher, scrounger - someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)