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cadger

Definitions

noun

  1.  (ˈkædʒə)  (British) a person who cadges
  2.  (ˈkædʒər)  (Scottish) a pedlar or carrier

Synonyms

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= scrounger, parasite, beggar, leech, hanger-on, freeloader, sponger, bloodsucker, quandong

Example Sentences Including 'cadger'

A cadger was a pedlar before the word came to mean a moocher, and the pedlars used to enter the village over the brig.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
He had gained a reputation as a terrible cadger of tobacco, which was becoming increasingly precious as personal stocks started to run low.
Oliver Poole BLACK KNIGHTS: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad (2003)

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