verb (used with object), scrounged, scroung·ing.
verb (used without object), scrounged, scroung·ing.
- scrounge around,
- scrounge up,
- scrovegni chapel,
Origin of scrounge
Examples from the Web for scrounger
Desperately we got up to look round for some shelter, and George, our champion "scrounger," discovered a chicken-house.Adventures of a Despatch Rider|W. H. L. Watson
Word Origin for scrounge
"to acquire by irregular means," 1915, alteration of dialectal scrunge "to search stealthily, rummage, pilfer" (1909), of uncertain origin, perhaps from dialectal scringe "to pry about;" or perhaps related to scrouge, scrooge "push, jostle" (1755, also Cockney slang for "a crowd"), probably suggestive of screw, squeeze. Popularized by the military in World War I. Related: Scrounged; scrounging.