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to obtain by imposing on another’s generosity or friendship.
to borrow without intent to repay.
to beg or obtain by begging.
to ask, expect, or encourage another person to pay for or provide one’s drinks, meals, etc.
to beg.
Historical Examples

Changing Winds St. John G. Ervine
Tam O’ The Scoots Edgar Wallace
Amusing Prose Chap Books Various
A Wounded Name Charles King
The Romance of Words (4th ed.) Ernest Weekley
Auld Licht Idylls J. M. Barrie
The Manxman Hall Caine
Betty Grier Joseph Waugh
Red Gauntlet Sir Walter Scott
The Sketches of Seymour (Illustrated), Part 5. Robert Seymour

(Brit) (ˈkædʒə). a person who cadges
(Scot) (ˈkædʒər). a pedlar or carrier
to get (food, money, etc) by sponging or begging
(Brit) a person who cadges
(Brit, informal) on the cadge, engaged in cadging


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