sponger definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a person or vessel that gathers sponges
- a person who cleans, etc. with a sponge
- Informal a person who, though able to work, depends on others for food, money, etc.
sponger definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- One that gathers sponges.
- Informal A person who sponges on others; a parasite.