from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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
Sorry, no etymologies found.
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.
I mean, you know, the word freeloader comes to mind when you look at this situation.
Yiddish for "freeloader" - a ubiquitous presence at Hollywood parties, travel junkets, events and premieres and other award-show gifting lounges.
A freeloader is a person who takes advantage of others 'generosity without giving anything in return.
Garrón is a "freeloader", at least here in Zacatecas. gorras negras -- bad guys or gorras prietas (black caps) gorras blancas -- good guys (white caps)
A "freeloader" would be a business or individual that is providing no health insurance.
Outraged at the prospect of his son turning out to be a 'freeloader', Marty called young Frank a 'quitter'.
BTW, as the the "freeloader" comment, I sincerely hope that YOU never become dependent on the kindness of strangers.
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.
The trouble starts with the quirky title itself, which is prone to malicious mispronunciation - "freeloader," for example, or "frozen cheeseholder."
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.