There isn't a man in Boveyhayne who is pretending to be a fisherman and is really a cadger on summer visitors.
"Man, ye're a cadger of the most appallin' descreeption," said Tam severely.
Arra, dear shoy, I sowed them in my belly, and sold the hens to a cadger.
The military committee in congress couldn't go back on Mr. cadger, and he daren't go back on my father.
cadger, or rather its Scottish form cadgear, a pedlar, occurs about one hundred and fifty years earlier than the verb to cadge.
There were twelve or twenty little groups of men in the square, which was lit by a flare of oil suspended over a cadger's cart.
"They're Annie the cadger's," said John, dropping to the ground.
The clamp-clamp of a cadger's tired-out horse and the rattle of an empty cart sound loud and long in the deserted street.
Ye will die the death of a cadger's powney, in a wreath of drift!
Well, nothing would suit, but the dustman must have a go, and pitch into the cadger.
"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.