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Cadge meaning

cadge - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling; " he is always shnorring cigarettes from his friends"
  2. 2. To carry, as a burden.
  3. 3. To hawk or peddle, as fish, poultry, etc.
  4. 4. To intrude or live on another meanly; to beg.
  5. 5. A circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for sale.

cadge - examples of usage

  1. All this took up the best part of the afternoon; for he had to cadge about before he could get a couple of stout poles; and he had to bargain with the blacksmith for a lump of lead. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. He had but small wages; and it was all he could do, in the bringing up of the boys, to pay a certain sum for their lodging and schooling, leaving them pretty much to cadge for themselves as regarded food and clothes. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. They preferred to go out generally without the falconer, a Dutchman, who had been taken into the service of Sir Nicholas thirty years before when things had been more prosperous; it was less embarrassing so; but they would have a lad to carry the " cadge," and a pony following them to carry the game. - "By What Authority?", Robert Hugh Benson.
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