Definitions for: Cadge


[v] obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling
[v] ask for and get free; be a parasite



Webster (1913) Definition: Cadge, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Cadged; p. pr. & vb.
n. Cadging.] [Cf. Scot. cache, caich, cadge, to toss,
drive, OE. cachen to drive, catch, caggen to bind, or perh.
E. cage. Cf. Cadger.]
1. To carry, as a burden. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] --Halliwell.

2. To hawk or peddle, as fish, poultry, etc. [Prov.]

3. To intrude or live on another meanly; to beg. [Prov. or
Slang, Eng.] --Wright.


Cadge, n. [Cf. 2d Cadger.] (Hawking)
A circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for sale.

Synonyms: bum, grub, mooch, scrounge, sponge

See Also: beg, freeload, obtain

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