verb (used with object), cadged, cadg·ing.
verb (used without object), cadged, cadg·ing.
Origin of cadge1
Examples from the Web for cadger
Historical Examples of cadger
"They're Annie the Cadger's," said John, dropping to the ground.The Manxman
A beggar is not etymologically one who begs, or a cadger one who cadges.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)
"Man, ye're a cadger of the most appallin' descreeption," said Tam severely.Tam O' The Scoots
Ye will die the death of a cadger's powney, in a wreath of drift!Red Gauntlet
Sir Walter Scott
Arra, dear shoy, I sowed them in my belly, and sold the hens to a cadger.Amusing Prose Chap Books
Word Origin for cadge
"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.