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  • n  someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)

  • She wants the doctor to cure her husband, a brilliant painter and incorrigible amoralista liar, cadger and thief in practical matters.
  • The champion drink-cadger of Paris, the Sparrow, after a whole night's expensive buying by his pals, would say: "No, pals, this one's on me," and order up a round of demi-blondes.
  • There is a necessary element of the barroom cadger in a role like MacGowran's.

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