schnorren

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Etymology[edit]

From a musical instrument, formerly used by beggar musicians, the Schnurre or Schnurrpfeife.

Verb[edit]

schnorren (third-person singular simple present schnorrt, past tense schnorrte, past participle geschnorrt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to scrounge, sponge, cadge
    Er schnorrt sich so durch die Gegend.
    Kann ich mir ne Zigarette von dir schnorren?
    Can I scrounge a ciggy off you?

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