cadge thinks me still betrothed to John, so she affected to misunderstand.
cadge will call her nothing but 'H. the M.'—short for 'Helen the Magnificent.'
It was an arduous day for the tribe of cadge, excepting, of course, its head.
She can do anything—sing, talk modern Greek and Chinese—cadge is wonderful.
"Them as 'as a good paying business don't know wot it means to look for a job," pursued cadge bitterly.
I went out into the warm and rainy night, but there was no cadge at the Star office.
The first I knew of it, indeed, was when one day cadge came bursting into the room.
And then the wedding; and the practical cadge surprised us all.
What if Kitty sometime wins fame by painting my picture, or cadge by writing of me in her "Recollections?"
He might cadge for a bath, but his hands he could look after himself for nothing.
"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.