shnor, schnor, shnorr
- to get something for free, to mooch
- to beg, to request money
- "You know he's going to try to get you to drive him again today--he's always schnorring rides."
- "To many, this is a pejorative term, implying begging to be a negative attribute. 'Schnorring' is also a respectable and honorable profession – that of fundraising. Many organizations would never remain viable except for the efforts of their member “schnorrers” or the efforts of professional fundraisers." (http://www.tbi-lbk.org/biweb/bulletins/Mar2011bulletin.pdf)
Languages of Origin
שנאָר(ע)ן shnor(e)n 'beg, go begging' (verbal stem is שנאָר shnor)
Who Uses This
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
See also schnorrer
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