Definition of scrounger in English:


Syllabification: scroung·er
Pronunciation: /ˈskrounjər


  • 1A person who borrows from or lives off others.
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    • 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’.
  • 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

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