Definition of Schnorrer

1. Noun. (Yiddish) a scrounger who takes advantage of the generosity of others.

Exact synonyms: Shnorrer
Category relationships: Yiddish
Generic synonyms: Cadger, Mooch, Moocher, Scrounger



Definition of Schnorrer

1. n. Among the Jews, a beggar.

Definition of Schnorrer

1. Noun. sponger (person who takes advantage of the generosity of others) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Schnorrer

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Schnorrer

schnell
schnittlaugh
schnitzel
schnitzels
schnitzler syndrome
schnockered
schnook
schnooks
schnorchel
schnorkel
schnorkeled
schnorkeling
schnorkels
schnorr
schnorred
schnorrer (current term)
schnorrers
schnorrs
schnoz
schnozes
schnozz
schnozzes
schnozzle
schnozzles
schoderite
schoenfliesite
schoenite
schoepite
schoharie grit
schola

Literary usage of Schnorrer

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1. East London by Walter Besant (1901)
"I furnish the contents. All the week my son Jacob keeps it, but there is no trade except on Sunday." mil A " schnorrer " (Beggar) of the Ghetto. ..."

2. With the Best Intention by Bruno Lessing, Hearst's International Library Co (1914)
""A schnorrer?" asked Miss Fraser, bewildered. "What's that?" Moishe shook his head. A schnorrer was a schnorrer—beyond that it was too difficult to explain. ..."

3. Children of the Ghetto: A Study of a Peculiar People by Israel Zangwill (1895)
"Do you call that being a schnorrer ? " " Don't argue with me. You're just like your poor mother, peace be upon him!" cried the irate old woman. ..."

4. Jewish Philanthropy: An Exposition of Principles and Methods of Jewish by Boris David Bogen (1917)
"The profession of the "schnorrer" was the highest evolutionary type of this ... Each schnorrer had a certain route of contributors, whom he visited at ..."

5. The Land of Riddles: (Russia of To-day) by Hugo Ganz (1904)
"... in western Europe as "schnorrer." And of these there are in Warsaw an unknown number. It is hard to draw the line between the "schnorrer" and the ..."

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