mouch

[ mooch ]
/ mutʃ /

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

Words nearby mouch

Definition for mouching (2 of 2)

mooch

or mouch

[ mooch ]
/ mutʃ /
Slang.

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to skulk or sneak.
to loiter or wander about.

noun

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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Examples 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 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

mooch
/ (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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