shnorrer

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shnorrer

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 shnorrer. Every group of friends has at least one shnorrer. You know the type, the one who mooches drinks and food off everyone whenever you go out.
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I stood on a spongy scaffold erected upon rotten hay bales and, while the cock crowed and the shnorrers snored, stepped into thin air.
Among the other types of people who have become main characters in Jewish humor is the shnorrer, the beggar.
Here is the story of a shnorrer who used to visit the house of the Baron de Rothschild to receive his weekly alms.