noun• informal , • derogatory
- A person who borrows from or lives off others: [with modifier]: welfare scroungersMore example sentences
- MPs, councillors and all their cronies are nothing more than scroungers, spongers, parasites.
- He would be regaling his friends for years with stories about welfare scroungers driving late-model saloon cars: ‘I seen it with me own eyes -’
- This report decried the rise of begging in the resort, and was headlined: ‘The homeless and the scroungers mar genteel Bournemouth's image’.