Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of mooch.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • These payments are not controversial and do not fall under the rubric of 'mooching.'

    More, Please

  • According to Henry Miller, who calls it "mooching," when performed without squeamishness or reservations, cadging is both exhilarating and instructive.

    Boing Boing

  • Omer...there is a big gap between "mooching" and a legit social safety net.

    What Should Classical Liberals Do?, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Unlike the other squirrels who hang around here, she doesn't come running when I make my squirrel "mooching" sound - they know that's the signal for food.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • What's up with that -- you think of a veteran and 20+ year US Senator, who almost made his wife First Lady of the US, like he's some kind of mooching slacker?

    prog rock

  • Christian selected the oldest and least promising of the Cluhir matrons for her special attention, and made herself so agreeable to her, that Barty Mangan, "mooching" (as his mother afterwards reproached him) solitary, in the rear of the procession, found himself in the remarkable position of wishing that he were his own great-aunt,

    Mount Music

  • If anything, she somewhat idolized manual labor and simple blue-collar competence, and the super-rich Galt-types in her books often took such jobs to show that it was productivity vs. "mooching" that was her beef, not elevating the rich over the poor.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • Many say the term "mooching" was created by Japanese American immigrants sometime in the

    The Seattle Times

  • On former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain 'mooching' around his home

    Business News

  • And as for "mooching" by eating out of dumpsters and finding useable goods in the waste stream, what more elegant solution to our profligate living and abundant generation of waste than for a subculture of scatophagenous individuals to consume our refuse?

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

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