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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Ultimately, it is the rest of us - the honest ones - that pay for freeloaders.
Summary: New Delhi (India), July 11 (ANI): Reacting to the controversy sparked after her recent spat with a journalist at a press event, Kangana Ranaut, in a video shared on Thursday, accused journalists of being rotten and cheap freeloaders and challenged the media to go ahead and ban her.
The SNP exists because of its deliberate extortion and squandering of Scotland's hard working aspirational peoples money, used to buy the votes of workshy freeloaders and employees of the toxic fat cat public sector, all having been allowed to develop a gluttonous sense of entitlement.
Herbosa further slammed the black shirt call as it asserted that the game should focus on the players and not on 'freeloaders.'
THE reveral of the decision on tax filers does not augur well for the taxpayers who feel that they have been let down for being honest and law abiding, while freeloaders are being appeased.
Does anyone seriously think that such a suggestion will be acceptable to this bunch of dangerous, self-indulgent freeloaders? A J Hubble by email
Hopefully if our MPs do the job that they are elected to do in looking after us, we are the ones paying your wages, not the freeloaders.
He brands fat cats who avoid paying full UK tax as "freeloaders" who are shirking their "public duty", also singling out shamed rag trade tycoon Sir Philip Green.
There is still a host of trademark and copyright issues associated with the "Big Game." The privilege of using the phrase Super Bowl in advertising is one of the valuable rights bestowed by the NFL upon its advertisers and promotional partners--which gives the NFL extra incentive to keep freeloaders from poaching the phrase, therefore diminishing its value to potential paying promotional partners.
Anon DEL the cabbie seems to forget most of the freeloaders limping to the Disablity Benefits Centre in Glasgow are mini-cab drivers who are claiming disability benefit and working illegally.
While this is a welcome help to all those visiting the hospital, it seems it has attracted the usual band of freeloaders who see it as nothing more than something to take advantage of.