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freeload

[free-lohd, -lohd]
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verb (used without object) Informal.
  1. to take advantage of others for free food, entertainment, etc.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to get by freeloading: He freeloaded several meals a week.
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Origin of freeload

1950–55, Americanism; back formation from freeloader (free + load + -er1)
Related formsfree·load·er, noun
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Related Words for freeloading

bumming, leeching, sponging, bloodsucking, parasitical

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Historical Examples of freeloading

  • Let's say you don't think of scrounging off food stores or working out a way of freeloading or hitting soup lines.

    The Old Die Rich

    Horace Leonard Gold


British Dictionary definitions for freeloading

freeload

verb
  1. (intr) slang to act as a freeloader; sponge
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