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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mooch, bum, cadge, grub, spongeverb

    ask for and get free; be a parasite

  2. schnorr, shnorr, scrounge, cadgeverb

    obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling

    "he is always shnorring cigarettes from his friends"


  1. cadgenoun

    A circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for sale.

  2. cadgeverb

    To beg.

    "Are ye gannin te cadge a lift of yoer fatha?"

  3. cadgeverb

    To obtain something by wit or guile; to convince someone to do something they might not normally do.

  4. cadgeverb

    To carry hawks and other birds of prey.

  5. Etymology: Possibly a corruption of cage, from.


  1. cadge

    Begging (also panhandling) is the practice of imploring others to grant a favor, often a gift of money, with little or no expectation of reciprocation. A person doing such is called a beggar or panhandler. Beggars may operate in public places such as transport routes, urban parks, and markets. Besides money, they may also ask for food, drinks, cigarettes or other small items. Internet begging is the modern practice of asking people to give money to others via the Internet, rather than in person. Internet begging may encompass requests for help meeting basic needs such as medical care and shelter, as well as requests for people to pay for vacations, school trips, and other things that the beggar wants but cannot comfortably afford.Beggars differ from religious mendicants in that some mendicants do not ask for money. Their subsistence is reciprocated by providing society with various forms of religious service, moral education, and preservation of culture.


  1. cadge

    Cadge is a verb that means to ask for or obtain something from someone, typically for free and often with repeated requests. It often carries the connotation of mooching or sponging off someone else.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cadge

    to carry, as a burden

  2. Cadge

    to hawk or peddle, as fish, poultry, etc

  3. Cadge

    to intrude or live on another meanly; to beg

  4. Cadgenoun

    a circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for sale

  5. Etymology: [Cf. Scot. cache, caich, cadge, to toss, drive, OE. cachen to drive, catch, caggen to bind, or perh. E. cage. Cf. Cadger.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cadge

    kaj, v.i. to beg or go about begging.—n. Cadg′er, a carrier who collects country produce, a hawker: a fellow who picks up his living about the streets. [Prob. conn. with Catch.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cadge in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cadge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    A sought
    B transparent
    C urban
    D witless

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