cadger


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cadge

 (kăj)
intr. & tr.v. cadged, cadg·ing, cadg·es
To beg or get by begging.

[Perhaps back-formation from obsolete cadger, peddler, from Middle English cadgear.]

cadg′er n.
Synonyms: cadge, beg, bum1, mooch, panhandle1, scrounge
These verbs mean to ask for or obtain by charity or generosity: cadged drinks at the bar; begged money on the street; bummed a dollar for the parking meter; mooching food; hoping to panhandle the bus fare; scrounged a meal from a friend.

cadger

n
1. Brit a person who cadges
2. Scot a pedlar or carrier

cadger

moocher
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cadger - someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)
beggar, mendicant - a pauper who lives by begging
schnorrer, shnorrer - (Yiddish) a scrounger who takes advantage of the generosity of others

cadger

noun
One who begs habitually or for a living:
Informal: panhandler.
Slang: bummer, moocher.
Translations

cadger

[ˈkædʒəʳ] N (Brit) → gorrón/ona m/f, sablista mf

cadger

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

cadger

[ˈkædʒəʳ] n (fam) → scroccone/a
References in classic literature ?
If you gently push the swing-door ajar and peer in you draw upon yourself the contemptuous looks of the barmaid, who at once puts you down in the same category with area sneaks and cadgers.
Elaine Cadger, Motherwell A It was called Nicholson's Cafe at 6a Nicholson Street, Edinburgh.
Paterson and United chairman Atholl Cadger couldn't be contacted last night but a club statement said the parting had been "amicable" and thanked him for bringing the club a first senior trophy, the Aberdeenshire Cup, in 2013.
The horses were given names such as Acorn, Cadger and Dingley.
Attached to a whisky bottle was this notice: "Will be sold to the highest bidder for purchase of scrubbing brush and soap for the purpose of scrubbing down of mouching Valentine Mul-, the ale cadger, and sloppy Liz, the stout moucher.
The company, which was founded in 1999 by Ian Cadger, provides line pipes, fittings, flanges and valves to oil and gas industry customers in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.
An unnamed developer wants to build the homes on fields off Cadger Bank, Lanchester.
But the home fans had to wait until 65 minutes to feel certain of the points, Fraser's free-kick being headed on by Chris Steel for Graeme Cadger to knock home.
In The Eunuch Terence sketches the art of the cadger, who has to be adaptable for his very survival Gradually the term parasite' underwent a pejoration; the scrounger got a worse and worse press.
The other is the histrionic, ranting, overpraised wordsmith; drunkard, cadger, thief and womaniser, who finally got what he deserved; the Americans would call it his come-uppance.
employment never was of a higher character than that of a cadger or itinerant dealer in salt through the country districts of Fife; that he retired from the calling in which he contrived with difficulty to earn a scanty living not from having acquired a competency but from mere inability to catty it on, and that the whole property of which he is now possessed is a miserable cottage with about a rood or two of ground attached.