Simple Definition of mooch
: to ask for and get things from other people without paying for them or doing anything for them
Examples of mooch
<he's always mooching off of his friends, even though he can easily pay his own way>
<I suspect she's mooching around in the background and keeping an eye on us.>
Origin of mooch
probably from French dialect muchier to hide, lurk
First Known Use: 1851
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