schnorren

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (informal) to scrounge, sponge, cadge
    Er schnorrt sich so durch die Gegend
    He's scrounging around through the area.
    Kann ich mir 'ne Zigarette von dir schnorren?
    Can I scrounge a ciggy off you?

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Further reading[edit]

  • schnorren” in Duden online
  • schnorren” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache