from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A moucher. See the extracts.
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- noun A person having a
tendencyto repeatedlyask help of others, especially if they are making little effort to help themselves. Usually used as a pejorative.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)
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However, for the ethicists to suggest that any parent who pays for his child's entertainment, meals, etc., is creating a "moocher" isn't true, and people of character don't always have to pay their own way.
Defense attorney Jonathan Turley argued Porteous may have made mistakes and could be considered a "moocher" for soliciting meals and gifts.
Are we arriving at definitions of the terms "moocher" and "looter" that are absolutely on the mark?
I somehow magically find a ton of money that no one claims and I get to do with it what I want and this news does not reach any of my moocher friends and I think this should count as one wish even though I used “and.”
I wish you all the best in your transition from addict to occasional moocher.
I will not stalk every yard sale in the city in an effort to find the prize object which will bring the annoyance and aggravation of a ghost moocher to my home just to have something personal to blog about.
"How can you say no to would-be moocher A when B and C are getting mountains of federal cash?"
Every single one of us knows at least one moocher.
Forbes 'metrics for each state included unfunded pension liabilities, changes in tax revenue, credit ratings, debt as a percentage of Gross State Product, debt per capita, growth expectations for employment and the state economy, net migrations and a "moocher ratio" that compares government employees, pension burdens and Medicaid enrollees to private-sector employment.
Its Bright Young Things social satire concerns characters like Jasper Aspect, a penniless moocher hunting for a rich wife, and Poppy St. Julien, wondering whether to divorce her wandering husband.