Slang a person who lives by begging or by sponging off others
Origin of schnorrer; from Yiddish ; from German schnurrer ; from schnurren, to whir, purr (of echoic origin, originally ): from the sound made by musical instruments carried by beggars
One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others; a parasite.
Origin of schnorrerYiddish 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).
- sponger (person who takes advantage of the generosity of others)