What is another word for cadger?

344 synonyms found


[ kˈad͡ʒə], [ kˈad‍ʒə], [ k_ˈa_dʒ_ə]

The word "cadger" is often used to describe someone who continually asks for things or relies on the generosity of others. However, there are several synonyms that can be used as well. One of the most common synonyms for cadger is "moocher", which has the same connotation of someone who freeloads or takes advantage of others. Another synonym is "beggar", which implies a more desperate situation than simply asking for a favor. A third option is "sponger", which has a slightly different connotation of someone who takes but does not contribute in return. No matter which synonym is used, the meaning remains the same - someone who relies on others for support.

Related words: looter, thief, scavenger, robber, burglar, pickpocket

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    Usage examples for Cadger

    The religious portion of the community seemed to their children to side with the master; the worldly-namely, those who did not profess to be particularly religious-all sided with Alec Forbes; with the exception of a fish-cadger, who had one son, the plague of his life.
    "Alec Forbes of Howglen"
    George MacDonald
    "Jist creep ower to cadger there, and speir gin he kens Juno.
    "Alec Forbes of Howglen"
    George MacDonald
    I 'll-if you swear on a Bible, like a cadger before a bench of magistrates, you'll never show your face within a circuit o' ten miles hereabouts, and won't trouble the boy if you meet him, or my daughter or me, or any one of us-hark ye, I'll do this: let go the boy, and I'll give ye five hundred-I'll give ye a cheque on my banker for a thousand pounds; and, hark me out, you do this, you swear, as I said, on the servants' Bible, in the presence of my butler and me, "Strike you dead as Ananias and t' other one if you don't keep to it," do that now, here, on the spot, and I'll engage to see you paid fifty pounds a year into the bargain.
    "The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete"
    George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009

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