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Noun: mooch  mooch
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)
    - moocher, cadger, scrounger, bludger [Austral, NZ]
Verb: mooch  mooch
  1. [N. Amer] Ask for and get free; be a parasite
    - bum, cadge, grub, sponge, bludge [Austral, NZ]
     
  2. [Brit] Be about
    "The high school students like to mooch in the Central Square";
    - loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag [N. Amer], loaf, lallygag [N. Amer], hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around

Derived forms: mooching, mooches, mooched

Type of: be, beggar, mendicant, obtain

Encyclopedia: Mooch