Slang a person who lives by begging or by sponging off others
Origin of schnorrerfrom 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)