- (informal) a person who lives off other people by continually taking advantage of their generosity;
parasite or scrounger
- a person or ship employed in collecting sponges
Example Sentences Including 'sponger'
But Drew, the executor of Lady Joy's will, claims Fiona is a ``lifelong sponger ' who doesn't deserve any extra money.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2005)
Pushy is such a sponger she would make an ideal squeegee merchant to wipe your car windscreen at the traffic lights 4 traffic copper.
Sun, News of the World (2004)
THE Welsh Assembly chief slammed as a `shameless sponger " by his furious ex-lover hit back last night.
Sun, News of the World (2000)
The best way to avoid falling victim to a sponger , she says, is to be the one who handles the check and let others know what they owe.
Toronto Sun (2003)
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