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- n. A hawker or peddler.
- n. A beggar.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A packman or itinerant huckster.
- n. One who gets his living by trickery or begging.
- n. One who carries hawks on a cadge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, a carrier; a packman.
- n. One who carries butter, eggs, poultry, etc., to market from the country; an itinerant huckster or hawker.
- n. A person who gets a living by begging: as, “the gentleman cadger,”
- n. The bearer or carrier of hawks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)
From the archaic verb to cadge to carry > derived from Old French. (Wiktionary)