cadge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cadge obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling "he is always shnorring cigarettes from his friends"
    • v cadge ask for and get free; be a parasite
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cadge (Hawking) A circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for sale.
    • Cadge To carry, as a burden.
    • Cadge To hawk or peddle, as fish, poultry, etc.
    • Cadge To intrude or live on another meanly; to beg.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cadge To bind; tie.
    • cadge To bind the edge of.
    • cadge To stuff or fill: as, to cadge the belly.
    • cadge To stuff one's self at another's expense; sponge or live upon another.
    • cadge To carry, especially to carry for sale; hawk.
    • cadge To obtain by begging.
    • cadge To hawk goods, as in a cart or otherwise.
    • cadge To go about begging.
    • n cadge A round piece of wood on which hawks were carried when exposed for sale.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Cadge kaj to beg or go about begging
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Scot. cache, caich, cadge, to toss, drive, OE. cachen, to drive, catch, caggen, to bind, or perh. E. cage,. Cf. Cadger
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. conn. with Catch.

Usage

In literature:

And King Billy, of the Mooki, cadging for the cast-off coat, Somehow seems to dodge the subject of the snake-bite antidote.
"The Man from Snowy River" by Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
Then, as a reward, I will wait a few days and go round cadging.
"To Win or to Die" by George Manville Fenn
He was "cadging" supplies to the camp that winter and was a witness at first hand of what happened.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
And now he's going aboard to try and cadge Denby for a drink.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
I would no' have you think I stopped you for to cadge a drink.
"The Wind Bloweth" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
As this is the first attempt that has been made to describe a Cadging House, we perhaps may be excused in being somewhat particular.
"Sinks of London Laid Open" by Unknown
He and his wife are away in Honolulu, on a dollar-cadging trip.
"The Ebbing Of The Tide" by Louis Becke
Surely it would have been far better for her to have worked and earned one, instead of cadging in such a manner for her amusement?
"The Horsewoman" by Alice M. Hayes
So I did, and as I've got nothing to smoke, may I cadge a cigar?
"Dolly Reforming Herself" by Henry Arthur Jones
Toby, of course, had gone; dogs may sit no more in frills to cadge for coppers.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
Their principal meal is about five o'clock, upon the return of the mother after her hawking and cadging expeditions.
"Gipsy Life being an account of our Gipsies and their children" by George Smith
The Newry folks, and all of their breed, abstain from whining and cadging.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
She couldn't be a common or garden medium cadging for mere fees.
"The Brightener" by C. N. Williamson
Downstairs, I expect, cadging beer off the butler.
""Pip"" by Ian Hay
She, Jerky and Jinkum had made many a cadge thither before.
"No Quarter!" by Mayne Reid
Some were sleepily drunk, after an evening spent in "cadging" drinks among the low-class saloons in the neighborhood.
"The Way of the Strong" by Ridgwell Cullum
Cadge was elected surgeon of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, in succession to Mr. B. H. Norgate, resigned.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
Lucky that greedy beggar Jack didn't know I had any more provender yesterday, or he would inevitably have cadged it.
"The Fire Trumpet" by Bertram Mitford
Cadged dinner from an old friend whom we met at D.H.Q.
"Servants of the Guns" by Jeffery E. Jeffery
He might cadge for a bath, but his hands he could look after himself for nothing.
"The Story of Louie" by Oliver Onions
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In poetry:

Subthig certigly does tell
That I'b very far frob weel.
Ad I'b cadging cold, I fear
As the wading days grow near,
Winter cubs; ad our complades
Grow apace as subber fades.
"Winter" by C J Dennis
I guess if one should meet me now
That she would gasp to think,
She ever knew a thing like me,
As down the street I slink,
And trembling cadge from some old pal
The tray-bit for a drink.
"And What Have You To Say?" by Henry Lawson
I loathed to be cadging tobacco from Ned,
But, when I was just on the brink of it;
‘I’ve got a new brand of tobacco”, he said – “Try a smoke, and let’s know what you think of it.”
"Ned’s Delicate Way" by Henry Lawson
Oh sure I could go on - but gee! it's rough
To be a pork-and-beaner at the best;
To beg for bouts, yet getting not enough
To keep a decent feed inside my vest;
To go on canvas-kissing till I come
To cadge for drinks just like a Bowery bum.
"Beak-Bashing Boy" by Robert W Service

In news:

Wendy Cadge is associate professor of sociology at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.
Books by Wendy Cadge, PhD.
Yet on a recent Sunday morning I managed to cadge a perfect six cups worth in a heretofore-unknown-to-me location.
Three friends live practically on the streets of Istanbul, cadging small jobs every now and then to make ends meet but mainly enjoying each other and the carefree life.
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