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spong·er

 (spŭn′jər)
n.
1. One that gathers sponges.
2. Informal A person who sponges on others; a parasite.
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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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
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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?
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Translations
صائِد الإسْفَنْج
příživník
snylter
potyázó
afæta
príživník
otlakçıparazit

sponger

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

[ˈspʌndʒər] n (pejorative)parasite msponge rubber ncaoutchouc m mousse®
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sponger

n (inf)Schmarotzer(in) m(f), → Schnorrer(in) m(f) (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

sponger

[ˈspʌndʒəʳ] n (fam) → scroccone/a (pej) → parassita m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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Again the social tenant is the unlawful sponger who has time on their hands to do a bit of arson and nicking.
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He sounds like a deadbeat and a sponger, and I wouldn't tolerate it for a millisecond.
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.
As he baited sulking Simon: "The Queen didn't recognise you and Prince Philip thought you were a sponger!" Other judge Amanda Holden, left, "quivering" with excitement at her first private jet trip, piped up: "Is that the same Queen and Prince Philip travelling home by the slow train?"
We coughed up more than pounds 7000 to fly upmarket sponger Prince Andrew to golf dinners and lunches.
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