freeloader

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free·load

 (frē′lōd′)
intr.v. free·load·ed, free·load·ing, free·loads Slang
To take advantage of the charity, generosity, or hospitality of others.

free′load′er n.

freeloader

(ˈfriːˌləʊdə)
n
slang a person who habitually depends on the charity of others for food, shelter, etc
ˈfreeˌloading n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.freeloader - someone who takes advantage of the generosity of others
borrower - someone who receives something on the promise to return it or its equivalent

freeloader

noun
Slang. One who depends on another for support without reciprocating:
Translations

freeloader

[ˈfriːləʊdəʳ] Ngorrón/ona m/f

freeloader

[ˈfriːləʊdər] n (pejorative)parasite m

freeloader

[ˈfriːˌləʊdəʳ] n (pej) → scroccone/a
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The Iowa Bankers Association is arguing that the real difference between banks and credit unions is that credit unions are free-loaders that don't pay taxes.
But even if they are, these free-loaders cannot keep getting away with sticking two fingers up at the people who DO go out to work.
These free-loaders must be deprived of their cash cow.
Phil's account of the national side's adventures in Sweden is fascinating, especially the bit about the travelling party comprising 25 administration folk and just 18 players (22 were allowed but numbers were cut to ensure the free-loaders had a seat on the plane).
Romney's biggest problem has been the recent 47% free-loaders rant.
Sadly, the Valleys, already the butt of negative generalisation for being ill-educated, binge-drinking free-loaders, will find that this latest inane programme will do nothing but reinforce that ridiculous perception.
There were some restrictions on admission hours for community free-loaders (some of whom, like me, pay lots in taxes) but I barely noticed.
Forget the security fiasco that had to be sorted out by the British Army, the fact that the best seats will go to political free-loaders from around the world, the strike threats and the way the BBC has gone totally mad with its pre-coverage.
And there are constituencies in the Home Counties where speeches containing code words of alienation and disgust for the rabble, the scum, the idlers, the free-loaders, are guaranteed vote-winners.
That does motivate people to be free-loaders and is an underlining value problem in our society," says Thurston.
A PAIR of free-loaders ripped off restaurants to the tune of pounds 600.
I asked the throng of free-loaders yesterday after pushing open the door of Joe's pit.