[ free-lohd, -lohd ]
/ ˈfriˈloʊd, -ˌloʊd /
verb (used without object) Informal.
to take advantage of others for free food, entertainment, etc.
verb (used with object)
to get by freeloading: He freeloaded several meals a week.
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OTHER WORDS FROM freeloadfree·load·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for freeloader (1 of 2)
/ (ˈfriːˌləʊdə) /
slang a person who habitually depends on the charity of others for food, shelter, etc
Derived forms of freeloaderfreeloading, noun
British Dictionary definitions for freeloader (2 of 2)
/ (ˈfriːˌləʊd) /
(intr) slang to act as a freeloader; sponge
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