to obtain by imposing on another's generosity or friendship.
to borrow without intent to repay.
to beg or obtain by begging.
to ask, expect, or encourage another person to pay for or provide one's drinks, meals, etc.
- cadger, noun
Other definitions for cadge (2 of 2)
a frame on which hawks are carried to the field.
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How to use cadge in a sentence
The little Cadges accompanied her, eager to exhibit the noble castle which they had completed on Catnip Creek.Golden Stories | Various
Indeed, indeed, the little Cadges were not the only ones who enjoyed a vacation when father worked!Golden Stories | Various
A beggar is not etymologically one who begs, or a cadger one who cadges.The Romance of Words (4th ed.) | Ernest Weekley
British Dictionary definitions for cadge
to get (food, money, etc) by sponging or begging
British a person who cadges
on the cadge British informal engaged in cadging
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