Synonyms and Antonyms of mooch

  1. 1 to live by relying on someone else's generosity or hospitality without sharing in the cost or responsibility he's always mooching off of his friends, even though he can easily pay his own way Synonyms freeload, spongeRelated Words leech; beg; exploit, use

  2. 2 to move about in a sly or secret manner I suspect she's mooching around in the background and keeping an eye on us Synonyms lurk, sneak, mouse, pussyfoot, shirk, skulk, slide, slink, slip, snake, stealRelated Words crawl, creep, edge, inch, worm; ghost, pad, tiptoe

  3. 3 to move about from place to place aimlessly kids on vacation mooching about the house and looking for something to do Synonyms bat, cruise, drift, float, gad (about), gallivant (also galavant), kick around, knock (about), maunder, meander, wander, ramble, range, roam, rove, traipseRelated Words amble, saunter, stroll; dawdle, mope; gypsy, hobo, tramp, vagabond; mill (about or around); straggle, stray

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