cadger


cadger

verb (used with object), cadged, cadg·ing.

  1. to obtain by imposing on another’s generosity or friendship.
  2. to borrow without intent to repay.
  3. to beg or obtain by begging.

verb (used without object), cadged, cadg·ing.

  1. to ask, expect, or encourage another person to pay for or provide one’s drinks, meals, etc.
  2. to beg.

noun

  1. (ˈkædʒə) British a person who cadges
  2. (ˈkædʒər) Scot a pedlar or carrier

verb

  1. to get (food, money, etc) by sponging or begging

noun

  1. British a person who cadges
  2. on the cadge British informal engaged in cadging
v.

“to beg” (1812), “to get by begging” (1848), of uncertain origin, perhaps a back-formation from cadger “itinerant dealer with a pack-horse,” mid-15c., which is perhaps from early 14c. cadge “to fasten, to tie,” of unknown origin.

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