Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of freeloader.

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Examples

  • The ferry was half empty, included 22 canadians 22 mexicans and about 170 gringos, including a large contingent of freeloaders from the port authority and the governor of Merida.

    Progreso Ahoy

  • Formerly named by Republicans "free riders," T.R. Reid called those who opportunistically game insurance "freeloaders" - the purposely uninsured whose health care costs are inevitably picked up by taxpayers.

    Michele Swenson: Jon Caldara Argues For/Against His Ballot Amendment 63

  • What Mr. Geoghegan fails to mention is that these so-called freeloaders are actually "forced-loaders," having had their individual power to bargain over terms and conditions of employment extinguished and given over to union leaders.

    Those Workers Aren't Freeloaders

  • Switzerland, China and the U.K., those identified as freeloaders most often took their punishment as a spur to contribute more generously.

    Revenge of the Freeloaders

  • Opponents of the law say illegal immigrants are being scapegoated and wrongly characterized as freeloaders, pointing out that they pay sales taxes and put money into Social Security that they will never be able to take out.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Well, it's nice to know Youji and Natsuo (aka freeloaders) are helping Soubi out, especially since I don't think he should have let those two stay with him, but they're cool now.

    Anime Nano!

  • Frankly, I think the freeloaders are the corporate fat cats who get wealthy off that guy's hard work.

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  • * Tighty Righties don't want "freeloaders" to get health care coverage but now they want to pay for unnecessary procedures?

    Women sharply disagree with mammogram recommendation

  • Now factor in that all the "freeloaders" (as some have come to call them) are gone and you will have advertisements pulled left and right.

    After Three Months, Only 35 Subscriptions for Newsday's Web Site

  • When I asked to what they attributed this phenomenon, one of my companions explained that those who don't clean up after themselves in public spaces are "freeloaders" one of the day's buzzwords and "people who think they are going to be handed everything they need."

    Archive 2009-09-01

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