AskDefine | Define moocher

Dictionary Definition

moocher n : someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free) [syn: cadger, scrounger]

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  1. A person having a tendency to repeatedly ask help of others, especially if they are making little effort to help themselves. Usually used as a pejorative.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

beggar, bum, bummer, cadger, caller, company, coupon clippers, drone, freeloader, frequenter, gate-crasher, guest, habitue, hobo, idle rich, leisure class, loafer, lounge lizard, lumpen proletariat, mendicant, mendicant friar, mendicant order, nonworker, panhandler, parasite, rentiers, schnorrer, scrounger, spiv, sponger, the unemployable, the unemployed, tramp, uninvited guest, visitant, visitor
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