Freeloader



[free-lohd, -lohd] /ˈfriˈloʊd, -ˌloʊd/

verb (used without object), Informal.
1.
to take advantage of others for free food, entertainment, etc.
verb (used with object)
2.
to get by freeloading:
He freeloaded several meals a week.
/ˈfriːˌləʊdə/
noun
1.
(slang) a person who habitually depends on the charity of others for food, shelter, etc
/ˈfriːˌləʊd/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (slang) to act as a freeloader; sponge
n.

also free-loader, by 1939, from free (adj.) + agent noun from load (v.). Related: Freeloading. As a verb, freeload is attested by 1967.

noun

noun

: During the depression women free loads were rare

verb

To be fed, entertained, supported, etc, without charge; live parasitically; sponge: They will successfully free load the rest of their lives/ who gives freeloading off a famous father a bad name (1940s+)

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