"That schnorrer ain't got money enough to stock a pushcart, let alone a restaurant," he jeered.
And from such companionship to have fallen to a schnorrer's!
The nearer the departure of the schnorrer, the higher his spirits rose.
And so you run away from the Home and married this schnorrer?
Sooner as stay in the old country and be a schnorrer all your life, you come over here, ain't it?
When he begged alone, all the glib formulæ he had learnt from the schnorrer dried up on his tongue.
Grobstock would have followed him, but the schnorrer waved him back.
Through all the clouds of his own confusion and the recipient's anger, the figure of a schnorrer loomed too plain for mistake.
The schnorrer turned, and then Grobstock found he was mistaken in imagining he preferred to face da Costa.
The schnorrer's tirade was long enough to allow Grobstock to recover his dignity and his breath.
1892, from Yiddish, "beggar," from German slang schnurrer, from schnurren "to go begging" (slang), perhaps ultimately imitative of the sound of pleading or whining (e.g. sneer, snorkel, snarl).