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  • n. A person having a tendency to repeatedly ask help of others, especially if they are making little effort to help themselves. Usually used as a pejorative.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A moucher. See the extracts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)

Etymologies

mooch +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • However, for the ethicists to suggest that any parent who pays for his child's entertainment, meals, etc., is creating a "moocher" isn't true, and people of character don't always have to pay their own way.

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  • Defense attorney Jonathan Turley argued Porteous may have made mistakes and could be considered a "moocher" for soliciting meals and gifts.

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  • Are we arriving at definitions of the terms "moocher" and "looter" that are absolutely on the mark?

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  • I somehow magically find a ton of money that no one claims and I get to do with it what I want and this news does not reach any of my moocher friends and I think this should count as one wish even though I used “and.”

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  • I wish you all the best in your transition from addict to occasional moocher.

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  • I will not stalk every yard sale in the city in an effort to find the prize object which will bring the annoyance and aggravation of a ghost moocher to my home just to have something personal to blog about.

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  • "How can you say no to would-be moocher A when B and C are getting mountains of federal cash?"

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  • Every single one of us knows at least one moocher.

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  • Forbes 'metrics for each state included unfunded pension liabilities, changes in tax revenue, credit ratings, debt as a percentage of Gross State Product, debt per capita, growth expectations for employment and the state economy, net migrations and a "moocher ratio" that compares government employees, pension burdens and Medicaid enrollees to private-sector employment.

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  • Its Bright Young Things social satire concerns characters like Jasper Aspect, a penniless moocher hunting for a rich wife, and Poppy St. Julien, wondering whether to divorce her wandering husband.

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  • the older meaning (from the jazz age) was 'junkie'. also see mooche

    April 14, 2009