[ mooch ]
/ mutʃ /

verb (used with or without object), noun Slang.

Words nearby mouch

Definition for mouched (2 of 2)


or mouch

[ mooch ]
/ mutʃ /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to skulk or sneak.
to loiter or wander about.


Also mooch·er. a person who mooches.

Origin of mooch

1425–75; late Middle English, apparently variant of Middle English michen < Old French muchier to skulk, hide Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mouched

  • And for want of anything better to do, he mouched down to Ruffer's, the unofficial tuck-shop.

  • Awhile ago I took a holiday; mouched, played truant from my road.

    The Roadmender|Michael Fairless
  • While I did so, Neche mouched about among them with canine inquisitiveness.

    The Hound From The North|Ridgwell Cullum
  • How often have I mouched over it, alone and dreamy, adjusting my steps to the cracks between its pavement-flags!

    Tell England|Ernest Raymond

British Dictionary definitions for mouched

/ (muːtʃ) /

verb slang

(intr often foll by around) to loiter or walk aimlessly
(intr) to behave in an apathetic way
(intr) to sneak or lurk; skulk
(tr) to cadge
(tr) mainly US and Canadian to steal

Derived forms of mooch

moocher, noun

Word Origin for mooch

C17: perhaps from Old French muchier to skulk
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