[ mooch ]
/ mutʃ /
verb (used with or without object), noun Slang.
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[ mooch ]
/ mutʃ /
verb (used with object)
to borrow (a small item or amount) without intending to return or repay it.
to get or take without paying or at another's expense; sponge: He always mooches cigarettes.
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
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Example sentences from the Web for mouching
No, sergeant—he was just mouching round, so I pulled him in.The Green Rust|Edgar Wallace
At least, that is my experience while mouching in the wake of the hounds.The Confessions of a Poacher|Anonymous
The dog, Neche, had slowly emerged from round the corner of the barn, and was now mouching leisurely towards her.The Hound From The North|Ridgwell Cullum
British Dictionary definitions for mouching
/ (muːtʃ) /
(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 moochmoocher, noun
Word Origin for mooch
C17: perhaps from Old French muchier to skulk
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