shnorrer

Definition

Slang

  • noun a cadger, scrounger or hustler. This is a Yiddish word occasionally used by non-Jewish speakers, particularly in the USA, to refer to a sponger or parasite. It derives from the German verb schnorren, meaning to beg (itself from schnurren, meaning to purr or whirr – the sound of a beggar’s entreaties or their musical accompaniment).
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