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cadge

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[ kaj ]
/ kædʒ /
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verb (used with object), cadged, cadg·ing.

to obtain by imposing on another's generosity or friendship.
to borrow without intent to repay.
to beg or obtain by begging.

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

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

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Origin of cadge

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1275–1325; perhaps to be identified with Middle English caggen to tie, of uncertain origin

OTHER WORDS FROM cadge

cadger, noun

Definition for cadge (2 of 2)

cadge2
[ kaj ]
/ kædʒ /

noun Falconry.

a frame on which hawks are carried to the field.

Origin of cadge

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First recorded in 1605–15; apparently variant of cage
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British Dictionary definitions for cadge

cadge
/ (kædʒ) /

verb

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

noun

British a person who cadges
on the cadge British informal engaged in cadging

Word Origin for cadge

C17: of unknown origin
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