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scrounger Line breaks: scroun¦ger
Pronunciation: /ˈskraʊndʒə/

Definition of scrounger in English:


informal, derogatory
A person who borrows from or lives off others: [with modifier]: welfare scroungers
More 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’.
Scottish informal sorner
North American informal mooch, moocher, schnorrer
Australian/New Zealand informal bludger

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