v. To beg, to request money.
v. To get something for free, to mooch.
"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." (source)
"No schnorring! I refuse to ask anyone for even a shekel."
Languages of Origin
שנאָר(ע)ן shnor(e)n 'beg, go begging' (verbal stem is שנאָר shnor)
- 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
- North America
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
Who Uses This
shnorr, schnor, shnor
See also schnorrer.
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