What does schnorrer mean?

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ˈʃnɔr ər, ˈʃnoʊr-schnor·rer

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  1. schnorrer(Noun)

    sponger (person who takes advantage of the generosity of others)

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  1. Schnorrer

    Schnorrer is a Yiddish term meaning "beggar" or "sponger". The word Schnorrer also occurs in German to describe a person who frequently asks for little things, like cigarettes or little sums of money, without offering a return, and has thus come to mean freeloader. The English usage of the word denotes a sly chiseler who will get money out of another any way he can, often through an air of entitlement. A schnorrer is distinguished from an ordinary beggar by dint of his boundless chutzpah. The term does not apply to begging or being homeless, but rather a habit of getting things rather than money by politely wanting to borrow them. The term, which is used in a pejorative or ironic sense, can also be used as a backhanded compliment to someone's perseverance, cleverness, or thrift. For instance, Azriel Hildesheimer, known for his travels around Europe to spread his rabbinical wisdom to the poor, and for his refusal to accept payment for his services, was sometimes referred to as the "international schnorrer" for his reliance on the local community to house and feed him wherever he went. Alternatively, Theodor Herzl described his early Eastern European immigrant supporters among the Ostjuden, as his "army of schnorrers". Israel Zangwill later described a schnorrer as a beggar who would chide a donor for not giving enough. The Schnorrer Club of Morrisania was a German-American social club in the Bronx, New York.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of schnorrer in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of schnorrer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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