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Meaning of CADGER

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)

CADGER is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: moocher, scrounger
 See Also: beggar, mendicant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cadg"er\, n. [From {Cadge}, v. t., cf. {Codger}.]
    1. A packman or itinerant huckster.
    2. One who gets his living by trickery or begging. [Prov. or
       Slang] ``The gentleman cadger.'' --Dickens.
  2. \Cadg"er\, n. [OF. cagier one who catches hawks. Cf.
    {Cage}.] (Hawking)
    One who carries hawks on a cadge.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: beggar, bum, bummer, chapman, cheap-jack, cheap-john, colporteur, coster, costermonger, coupon clippers, drone, freeloader, hawker, higgler, hobo, huckster, idle rich, leisure class, loafer, lounge lizard, lumpen proletariat, mendicant, mendicant friar, mendicant order, moocher, nonworker, panhandler, parasite, peddler, rentiers, schnorrer, scrounger, sidewalk salesman, spiv, sponger, the unemployable, the unemployed, tramp, vendor