American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To beg or get by begging.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bind; tie.
- To bind the edge of.
- To stuff or fill: as, to cadge the belly.
- To stuff one's self at another's expense; sponge or live upon another.
- To carry, especially to carry for sale; hawk.
- To obtain by begging.
- To hawk goods, as in a cart or otherwise.
- To go about begging.
- n. A round piece of wood on which hawks were carried when exposed for sale.
- n. falconry A circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for sale.
- v. Geordie To beg.
- v. US, UK, slang To obtain something by wit or guile; to convince someone to do something they might not normally do.
- v. To carry hawks and other birds of prey.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. Prov. Eng. & Scot. To carry, as a burden.
- v. Proverbs To hawk or peddle, as fish, poultry, etc.
- v. Prov. or Slang, Eng. To intrude or live on another meanly; to beg.
- n. (Hawking) A circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for sale.
- v. obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling
- v. ask for and get free; be a parasite
- Possibly a corruption of cage, from Old French. (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps back-formation from obsolete cadger, peddler, from Middle English cadgear. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Billi walked sedately and by themselves; grooms of the kennels led greyhounds on the leash; behind them, almost bursting with importance, came a Persian deftly carrying the cadge, which is a kind of padded stand upon which, hooded and fastened by leashes, the favourite birds are carried to and fro.”
“From not being supplied with these necessaries, I was constantly having to "cadge”
“Coals he could get from Hall, also occasional half-crowns; these sufficed to pay for his breakfast; a dinner he could generally "cadge," and if he failed to do so, he had long ago learnt to go without.”
“They preferred to go out generally without the falconer, a Dutchman, who had been taken into the service of Sir Nicholas thirty years before when things had been more prosperous; it was less embarrassing so; but they would have a lad to carry the "cadge," and a pony following them to carry the game.”
“He asked Gordon Brown for a rock solid assurance that whatever he did to clear the nations debts he would never ever meet a Russian millionaire to to "cadge" the money.”
“The first act has some plot -- Margaret gets fired and then bullies Mike into inviting her to his birthday party so she can try and cadge a job from one of his friends.”
“This mammoth, multiyear project involved reinstalling its enormous collection across 26 galleries in an institution that, because it is barred by law from building out, had to cadge what extra space it could from within the existing envelope.”
“To cadge an opening from NPR's 'This American Life,' the theme of this morning's top stories is bipartisanship -- whether the two parties like it or not.”
“Who knows why these differences turn up in the data, but no law of nature says every cultural subgroup must be equal in its determination to cadge every nickel of advantage in every transaction.”
“I remember him as part of a group on semi-permanent watch for opportunities to cadge cigarettes, asking for a pull of yours, or a drag, or the butt.”
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