A person who lives by begging or by sponging off others.
Webster's New World
One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others; a parasite.
Origin of Schnorrer
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)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Borrowing from Yiddish שנאָרער (shnorer) or German Schnorrer.
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