mooch


mooch

verb \ˈmüch\

: to ask for and get things from other people without paying for them or doing anything for them

Full Definition of MOOCH

intransitive verb
1
:  to wander aimlessly :  amble; also :  sneak
2
:  beg, sponge
transitive verb
1
:  to take surreptitiously :  steal
2
:  beg, sponge
mooch·er noun

Examples of MOOCH

  1. <he's always mooching off of his friends, even though he can easily pay his own way>
  2. <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

Related to MOOCH

Synonyms
freeload, sponge

Rhymes with MOOCH

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