freeloader : Definition, Usages, News and More

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f reeloh der

  • n  someone who takes advantage of the generosity of others

  • In the most heated political and policy debates of recent years, black men have seen themselves cast, sometimes openly, sometimes with a wink and a nod, as the welfare freeloader .
  • What we're getting at these sales isn't the usual freebie junk either, says Lee Seats, a self-described "avid freeloader" who manages the free-stuff site on About.
  • His chapter on Henry David Thoreau as Mamma's boy and great American freeloader is a model of concision and balance.
News & Articles

  • No more free rides on LA subways
    LOS ANGELES - A hybridized honor system -- in place for subway and light-rail riders since 1990 -- will go the way of the Pacific Electric Red Car starting at 11 a.m. today when transit officials lock the turnstiles at the subway entrances beneath Union Station and require riders to pay. Photo gallery: Subway Freeloader Crackdown
    June 19, 2013 - Los Angeles Daily News
  • Gunman skips out on $100 dinner bill
    The freeloader pepper sprayed a manager and pointed a gun at witnesses, cops say.
    June 18, 2013 - U-T San Diego

  • Star Jones in San Jose Mercury News
    The soon-to-be ex-husband of Star Jones says he's "been called a gigolo, a freeloader, unemployed, a sham and many other things that don't bear repeating" since Jones filed for divorce in March.
  • Rudy Giuliani in International Herald Tribune
    The thing that really bothered me was, he didn't have a ticket,Rudy recalled. "He was a freeloader!"
  • Martin Varsavsky in USA Today
    The problem with all these free projects is that they fail because everybody wants to be a freeloader and nobody wants to provide Wi-Fi,said Varsavsky.

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