freeload

verb free·load \ ˈfrē-ˌlōd \

Definition of freeload

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

freeloader

noun

Examples of freeload in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of freeload

1940

freeload Synonyms

Synonyms
mooch, sponge
Related Words
leech; beg; exploit, use

FREELOAD Defined for English Language Learners

freeload

verb

Definition of freeload for English Language Learners

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



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