schnorrer

NOUN
  1. (Yiddish) a scrounger who takes advantage of the generosity of others
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How To Use schnorrer In A Sentence

  • Races, which was written by a number of MGM contract writers including George Seaton (who later went on to write and direct Miracle on 34th Street), seems to me to soften the Brothers up quite a bit more; Groucho's less of a * schnorrer*, Chico has a real job (working at the sanitarium), as does Harpo (a jockey?!), and their goals are even nobler: they don't just want to help out young lovers, they want to save a failing sanitarium from the evil businessman. I Had that Same Horse When I Had My Eyes Examined
  • He was a notorious parasite and schnorrer, but few of his hosts were overtly unwelcoming, since he could be ingeniously vindictive in print, even when seeming to offer praise.
  • In Paris Cafe society we may be viewed as petty tyrants but, say what you will, at least we are not like them, the primitive Yiddish schnorrers in black robes and fur hats.
  • He was a notorious parasite and schnorrer, but few of his hosts were overtly unwelcoming, since he could be ingeniously vindictive in print, even when seeming to offer praise.
  • A Yiddish will say he's a schnorrer, a paupe; a butlin, a butchen, a goornisht, a schlmozzel and so on.
  • It is not involved in the world of schnorrers and handlers that populate his book.
  • There were no soldiers visible here, just traffic and crowds of shoppers and storekeepers, tourists and the schnorrers who hit them up for money.
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