from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The occupation or practices of a cadger.

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  • verb Present participle of cadge.


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

    Boing Boing

  • Which has led some to wonder whether I am not cadging from the Great Britney for all of my posts.

    We will, we will BLOG YOU (uh) blog you (uh)… | Her Bad Mother

  • I determined, therefore, that I would do the proper thing, though I felt rather shy, and feared I might be looked upon as "cadging" for work.

    The Adventure of Living : a Subjective Autobiography

  • He was "cadging" supplies to the camp that winter and was a witness at first hand of what happened.

    Children of the Tenements

  • After his family moved from a home close to Parkhead to a flat near Ibrox, Dalglish befriended a young Rangers player called Alex Miller and it was not unknown for him to skive off school in order to hang around the club before cadging favours from a senior pro.

    Kenny Dalglish expects respect but no free ride from Sir Alex Ferguson

  • Millions in the hands of my guardians, slathers of shekels of my mother's that'll be mine if she beats me to the crematory, another million waiting to be dug up, and in the meantime I'm cadging on Lavina for two drinks a day.


  • He is an enthusiast for Miller's squalid, obscene and exuberant prose style and makes a convincing case that it's the book's insolent tone—glorifying a life spent in deadbeat idleness, cadging drinks, bumming smokes, hustling for free meals and trying to scour up enough pocket change to visit brothels—even more than the now rather tame sex scenes that really incited the censors and book-banners.

    In Praise Of the Gross

  • Gary Rutherford was identified as the only possibility, but had already left the course, cadging a lift in a horsebox, after taking part in the first race.

    Tattenham Corner

  • Finding it is more like picking up a latte at Starbucks than cadging a handout in a dark alley.

    Money Needed, Right Now

  • If a team charges enough, cadging a ticket to the game could be called grand larceny.

    Henry J. Stern: Shameful, Not Criminal


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