sponger


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spong·er

 (spŭn′jər)
n.
1. One that gathers sponges.
2. Informal A person who sponges on others; a parasite.

sponger

(ˈspʌndʒə)
n
1. informal a person who lives off other people by continually taking advantage of their generosity; parasite or scrounger
2. (Fishing) a person or ship employed in collecting sponges
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sponger - a workman employed to collect sponges
working man, working person, workingman, workman - an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
2.sponger - a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another

sponger

noun (Informal) scrounger, parasite, leech, hanger-on (informal), cadge (Brit.), freeloader (slang), bloodsucker (informal), bludger (Austral. & N.Z. informal), cadger Is he an aggressive sponger or does he have a case?
Translations
صائِد الإسْفَنْج
příživník
snylter
potyázó
afæta
príživník
otlakçıparazit

sponger

[ˈspʌndʒəʳ] Ngorrón/ona m/f, sablista mf

sponger

[ˈspʌndʒər] n (pejorative)parasite msponge rubber ncaoutchouc m mousse®

sponger

n (inf)Schmarotzer(in) m(f), → Schnorrer(in) m(f) (inf)

sponger

[ˈspʌndʒəʳ] n (fam) → scroccone/a (pej) → parassita m inv

sponge

(spandʒ) noun
1. a type of sea animal, or its soft skeleton, which has many holes and is able to suck up and hold water.
2. a piece of such a skeleton or a substitute, used for washing the body etc.
3. a sponge pudding or cake. We had jam sponge for dessert.
4. an act of wiping etc with a sponge. Give the table a quick sponge over, will you?
verb
1. to wipe or clean with a sponge. She sponged the child's face.
2. to get a living, money etc (from someone else). He's been sponging off/on us for years.
ˈsponger noun
a person who lives by sponging on others.
ˈspongy adjective
soft and springy or holding water like a sponge. spongy ground.
ˈspongily adverb
ˈsponginess noun
sponge cake, sponge pudding
(a) very light cake or pudding made from flour, eggs and sugar etc.
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The John B was an old sponger boat, wrecked and sunk in the Bahamas.
Working with DNA from dolphins in Shark Bay--1 male sponger, 12 female spongers, and 172 nonspongers--the researchers found that all but 1 of the spongers shared markers in the DNA of their mitochondria, cellular organelles inherited exclusively from mothers.
Again the social tenant is the unlawful sponger who has time on their hands to do a bit of arson and nicking.
She [the Queen] ignored me and her husband called me a sponger.
And the 31-year-old challenged critics who branded her a sponger to walk in her shoes before condemning her.
And, although it wasn't his fault, he was made to feel like a sponger.
KERRY Katona's new boyfriend reckons she will bring him a life of showbiz glamour - as friends voice fears that she has fallen for another sponger.
Sponger dolphins shuffle their beak around in the sand, apparently, using the sponge as protection, and as soon as they ferreted out a hidden fish, they drop the sponge and catch the prey.
We coughed up more than pounds 7000 to fly upmarket sponger Prince Andrew to golf dinners and lunches.
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KERRY Katona is all smiles in these photos snapped before her marriage to sponger Mark Croft collapsed.