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1. cadger, mooch, moocher, scrounger

someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)


2. bum, cadge, grub, mooch, sponge

ask for and get free; be a parasite

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb slang
1. (intransitive; often foll by around)
to loiter or walk aimlessly
2. (intransitive)
to behave in an apathetic way
3. (intransitive)
to sneak or lurk; skulk
4. (transitive)
to cadge
5. (transitive) mainly US and Canadian
to steal

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verb intransitive
to skulk or sneak
to loiter, loaf, or rove about
to get food, money, etc. by begging or sponging
verb transitive
to steal; pilfer
to get by begging or sponging; cadge
a person who sponges off others

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v. mooched, mooch·ing, mooch·es
v. tr.
1. To obtain or try to obtain by begging; cadge. See Synonyms at cadge.
2. To steal; filch.
v. intr.
1. To get or try to get something free of charge; sponge: lived by mooching off friends.
2. To wander about aimlessly.
3. To skulk around; sneak.
1. One who begs or cadges; a sponge.
2. A dupe, as in a confidence game.

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