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schnorrer

A person who preys or overly depends upon another in a parasitic manner; a leech or sponge. From Yiddish. Sarah made a point of setting out on her own as soon as she finished high school, but her younger brother has been something of a perennial schnorrer. Every group of friends has at least one schnorrer. You know the type, the one who mooches drinks and food off everyone whenever you go out.

schnorrer

(ˈʃnorɚ)
n. a beggar; a person who sponges off of friends and relatives. (Yiddish.) Buy your own ciggies if you don’t like mine. Shnorrers can’t be choosers.
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THE exact opposite of schnorrer is mensh, meaning a man of honour, a real gent - and when it comes to menshes I always think of Jimmy Savile.
In contrast, a hundred meters sprinter who moves his legs only a few times per second moves like a snail," Frank Schnorrer describes.
Human body muscles do not have Spalt and are hardly regulated by tension," Frank Schnorrer explains.
Jewish life in 18th Century London is the subject of The King of the Schnorrers (1894) which is a rollicking and really funny story of Manasseh Buena Barzillai Azevedo da Costa, a Portguese beggar who pits his wits against a philanthropist, another schnorrer, and the elders (the Mahamad) of the Bevis Marks Sephardi synagogue in London.
His Uncle Mo the Schnorrer, after reading Sharon's accusations against Time, had decided that the people who had been calling him Uncle Mo the Schnorrer all these years had committed a blood libel on the Jewish people.
like Papa, Mama, the spinster aunts; the girl next door tumbling on the patterned rug, the schnorrers, the naughty shammas; like .
Yes, moochers, schnorrers, sponges, free riders, freeloaders, and parasites exist.
The King of Schnorrers (1925), a "soldier" in The Firebrand (1926) which starred Ivor Novello, and "Benny" in The Ringer
The publication history of The King of Schnorrers is a case in point.
Other works of Jewish content include a picaresque novel, The King of Schnorrers (1894), concerning an 18th-century rogue, and Dreamers of the Ghetto (1898), essays on such famous Jews as the philosopher Benedict de Spinoza and the poet Heinrich Heine.
At first, evidence pointed to the Ollie North/John Hull/Elliott Abrams gang of mercenaries, the exiled Cubans and Nicaraguan schnorrers on the C.
There was even a play by Israel Zangwill, Le roi des schnorrers ("The King of Beggars")one would like to know what the Monegasques made of that.
In 1970, Wincelberg's musical, "The King Of Schnorrers," with music by Bernard Herrmann was presented at the Goodspeed Opera House, starring Raul Julia.
After more than a century, theater historian Edna Nahshon has discovered the original manuscript, as well as that of another unpublished Zangwill play, The King of Schnorrers, and the original version of The Melting Pot.