Definition of Cadge

1. Verb. Ask for and get free; be a parasite.

Exact synonyms: Bum, Grub, Mooch, Sponge
Generic synonyms: Obtain
Specialized synonyms: Freeload
Derivative terms: Bum, Cadger, Moocher, Sponge, Sponger



2. Verb. Obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling. "He is always shnorring cigarettes from his friends"
Exact synonyms: Schnorr, Scrounge, Shnorr
Generic synonyms: Beg
Derivative terms: Cadger, Scrounger

Definition of Cadge

1. v. t. & i. To carry, as a burden.

2. n. A circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for sale.

Definition of Cadge

1. Noun. (context: falconry) A circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for sale. ¹

2. Verb. (context: Geordie) To beg. ¹

3. Verb. (US British slang) To obtain something by wit or guile; to convince someone to do something they might not normally do. ¹

4. Verb. To carry hawks and other birds of prey. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cadge

1. to get by begging [v CADGED, CADGING, CADGES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cadge

cadencies
cadencing
cadency
cadene
cadent
cadential
cadenza
cadenzas
cades
cadet
cadet blue
cadets
cadetship
cadetships
cadette
cadge (current term)
cadged
cadger
cadgers
cadges
cadgier
cadgiest
cadgin
cadginess
cadging
cadgy
cadherin
cadherins
cadi
cadie

Literary usage of Cadge

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"2. mend ¡cate (rare); spec, quest (AC Ch.), cadge (dial, or slang). ... cadge, cant (literary), quest (RC Ch,). begetter, n. author (in "author of one's ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1874)
"cadge, Surgeon to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, relates (Brit. Med. Journ., Oct. 11, 1873) the results of his own personal observation and experience of ..."

3. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1879)
"By WILLIAM cadge, Esq., Senior Surgeon to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. When I first became aware of the views of Prof. Bigelow on the treatment of ..."

4. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"The profession of cadging or begging. —St.- verbal sense. 1813. JH VAUX, Flash Dictionary. The cadge is the game or profession of begging. 1832-53. ..."

5. The American Probate Reports: Containing Recent Cases of General Value (1884)
"Goods of Syker, LR 3 P. & D. 26; Goods of cadge, LR 1 P. & M. 543; Van Buren v. Cockburn, 14 Barb. 118; Dench v. Bench, 25 WR 414; Goods of Adamson, ..."

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