Cadge meaning

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To beg or get by begging.
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(informal, chiefly brit.) To beg or get by begging; sponge.
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(falconry) A circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for sale.
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(Geordie) To beg.

"Are ye gannin te cadge a lift of yoer fatha?"

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(US, UK, slang) To obtain something by wit or guile; to convince someone to do something they might not normally do.
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To carry hawks and other birds of prey.
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(UK, Scotland, dialect) To carry, as a burden.

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(UK, Scotland, dialect) To hawk or peddle, as fish, poultry, etc.
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(UK, Scotland, dialect) To intrude or live on another meanly; to beg.

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Cadge is defined as to get something by begging for it.

An example of to cadge is to get dinner by asking people entering a restaurant to buy you something.

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Origin of cadge

  • Perhaps back-formation from obsolete cadger peddler from Middle English cadgear

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Possibly a corruption of cage, from Old French.

    From Wiktionary