verb (used with object), cadged, cadg·ing.
verb (used without object), cadged, cadg·ing.
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
British Dictionary definitions for cadger (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for cadger (2 of 2)
Word Origin for cadge
Word Origin and History for 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.