verb (used with object), cadged, cadg·ing.
verb (used without object), cadged, cadg·ing.
- cadet cloth,
- cadillac, antoine de la mothe
Origin of cadge1
Examples from the Web for cadger
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.Auld Licht Idylls|J. M. Barrie
You're a-goin' to be a gentleman, you are—an' I'll have to take to the road by meself and be a poor beast of a cadger again.Harding's luck|E. [Edith] Nesbit
Ye will die the death of a cadger's powney, in a wreath of drift!Red Gauntlet|Sir Walter Scott
"They're Annie the Cadger's," said John, dropping to the ground.The Manxman|Hall Caine
Arra, dear shoy, I sowed them in my belly, and sold the hens to a cadger.Amusing Prose Chap Books|Various
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.