cadge

1
[ kaj ]
/ kædʒ /

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.

Origin of cadge

1
1275–1325; perhaps to be identified with Middle English caggen to tie, of uncertain origin

Related forms

cadg·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cadger (1 of 2)

cadger


noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for cadger (2 of 2)

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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