- to take advantage of others for free food, entertainment, etc.
- to get by freeloading: He freeloaded several meals a week.
Origin of freeload
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- slang a person who habitually depends on the charity of others for food, shelter, etc
- (intr) slang to act as a freeloader; sponge
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Word Origin and History for freeloader
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