mooch

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verb \ˈmüch\

Definition of mooch

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to wander aimlessly :  amble; also :  sneak

  3. 2 :  beg, sponge

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to take surreptitiously :  steal

  6. 2 :  beg, sponge

moocher

noun

Examples of mooch in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of mooch

probably from French dialect muchier to hide, lurk


First Known Use: 1851



MOOCH Defined for English Language Learners

mooch

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verb \ˈmüch\

Definition of mooch for English Language Learners

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


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