Definitions

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  • n. One who does not contribute or pay appropriately; one who gets a free ride, etc. without paying a fair share.
  • n. An individual who gets merchandise from the back of supermarket premises that is past its sell-by date.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who takes advantage of the generosity of others

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Examples

  • Coffee shops could be considered a cool office spot, but the term freeloader is flexible, depending if people are there solely for the free WiFi.

    kare11.com - Top Stories News

  • I mean, you know, the word freeloader comes to mind when you look at this situation.

    CNN Transcript Mar 3, 2007

  • Yiddish for "freeloader" - a ubiquitous presence at Hollywood parties, travel junkets, events and premieres and other award-show gifting lounges.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • A freeloader is a person who takes advantage of others 'generosity without giving anything in return.

    reddit.com: what's new online!

  • Garrón is a "freeloader", at least here in Zacatecas. gorras negras -- bad guys or gorras prietas (black caps) gorras blancas -- good guys (white caps)

    Gorro

  • A "freeloader" would be a business or individual that is providing no health insurance.

    Blue Laws, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Outraged at the prospect of his son turning out to be a 'freeloader', Marty called young Frank a 'quitter'.

    Sinatra The Man Behind the Myth

  • BTW, as the the "freeloader" comment, I sincerely hope that YOU never become dependent on the kindness of strangers.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • BTW, as the the "freeloader" comment, I sincerely hope that YOU never become dependent on the kindness of strangers. diogenesthecynic wrote: I see that overnight nobody challenged the substance of what I said.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • The trouble starts with the quirky title itself, which is prone to malicious mispronunciation - "freeloader," for example, or "frozen cheeseholder."

    WN.com - Business News

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