verb free·load \-ˌlōd\

: to get or ask for things (such as food, money, or a place to live) from people without paying for them

Full Definition of FREELOAD

intransitive verb
:  to impose upon another's generosity or hospitality without sharing in the cost or responsibility involved :  sponge
free·load·er noun

Examples of FREELOAD

  1. <after college, he freeloaded off his parents for several years before finally moving out>

First Known Use of FREELOAD

circa 1934

Related to FREELOAD

mooch, sponge


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