Definition of sponger in English:
1 informal A person who lives at others' expense.
- Asylum-seekers and refugees are not spongers and freeloaders, according to Minister O'Donoghue.
- Refugees are frequently termed freeloaders and spongers by resentful Irish, even by certain politicians.
- ‘The fact that the vast majority of recently arrived asylum seekers are excluded from the workplace creates a situation where they are seen as spongers,’ he believes.