Definition of scrounger in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskrounjər/


1A person who borrows from or lives off others.
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’.
beggar, borrower, parasite, cadger
informal sponger, freeloader, mooch, moocher, bum, bottom feeder, schnorrer
1.1A cleverly resourceful person who finds and procures items for a specific purpose: no team at camp had a better scrounger than our Eddie

Words that rhyme with scrounger


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Syllabification: scroung·er

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