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cadge

Verb

1 ask for and get free; be a parasite [syn: mooch, bum, grub, sponge]
2 obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling; "he is always shnorring cigarettes from his friends" [syn: schnorr, shnorr, scrounge]

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English

Etymology

Possibly a corruption of cage, < .

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for sale.

Verb

  1. In the context of "Geordie": To beg.
    "Are ye gannin te cadge a lift of yoer fatha?"
  2. In the context of "US|UK|slang": To obtain something by wit or guile; to convince someone to do something they might not normally do.
  3. To carry hawks and other birds of prey.

Derived terms

References

New Geordie Dictionary 1987}}
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