to CADGE, to carry ; a cadger to a mill, a carrier or loader. Northumb. Cadging the belly, to stuff the belly ; also to bind or tie a thing. Lan.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • Cadge — Cadge, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Cadged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cadging}.] [Cf. Scot. cache, caich, cadge, to toss, drive, OE. cachen to drive, catch, caggen to bind, or perh. E. cage. Cf. {Cadger}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To carry, as a burden. [Prov. Eng …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cadge — [kædʒ] v [I and T] [Date: 1600 1700; : Scottish English; Origin: cadger carrier, trader (15 19 centuries), from cadge to tie (14 19 centuries)] BrE informal to ask someone you know for something such as food, money, or cigarettes, because you do… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Cadge — Cadge, n. [Cf. 2d {Cadger}.] (Hawking) A circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for sale. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cadge — to beg (1812), to get by begging (1848), of uncertain origin, perhaps a back formation from cadger itinerant dealer with a pack horse, mid 15c., which is perhaps from early 14c. cadge to fasten, to tie, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • cadge — index request Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cadge — [ kædʒ ] verb intransitive or transitive BRITISH INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED to MOOCH something from someone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cadge — ► VERB informal ▪ ask for or obtain (something to which one is not entitled). DERIVATIVES cadger noun. ORIGIN from cadger, a northern English and Scottish word meaning «itinerant dealer» …   English terms dictionary

  • cadge — [kaj] vt., vi. cadged, cadging [< ?] to beg or get by begging; sponge cadger n …   English World dictionary

  • cadge — [c]/kædʒ / (say kaj) verb (cadged, cadging) –verb (t) 1. to obtain by imposing on another s generosity or friendship: *They cadge money from anyone known to have a job –gerald murnane, 1987. 2. to borrow without intent to repay. 3. to beg or… …  

  • cadge — [[t]kæ̱ʤ[/t]] cadges, cadging, cadged VERB If someone cadges food, money, or help from you, they ask you for it and succeed in getting it. [mainly BRIT, INFORMAL] [V n] Can I cadge a cigarette?... [V n from/off n] He could cadge a ride from… …   English dictionary

  • cadge — verb informal, chiefly Brit. ask for or obtain (something to which one is not strictly entitled). noun Falconry a padded wooden frame on which hooded hawks are carried to the field. Phrases on the cadge informal seeking to obtain something… …   English new terms dictionary

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