Definition of Scrounger

1. Noun. Someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free).

Exact synonyms: Cadger, Mooch, Moocher
Generic synonyms: Beggar, Mendicant
Specialized synonyms: Schnorrer, Shnorrer
Derivative terms: Cadge, Cadge, Mooch, Scrounge, Scrounge



Definition of Scrounger

1. Noun. One who scrounges. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scrounger

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrounger

scrouge
scrouged
scrouger
scrougers
scrouges
scrouging
scrounge
scrounge up
scrounged
scrounger (current term)
scroungers
scrounges
scroungier
scroungiest
scrounging
scroungy
scrow
scrowdge
scrowdged
scrowdges
scrowl
scrowle
scrowled
scrowles

Literary usage of Scrounger

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Strategics: The Logistics by Kenneth N. Brown (1995)
"He is the scrounger! We must adopt something from this scrounger ... Will we dare suggest that the scrounger should become much more than a lovable ..."

2. Zones of Strain: A Memoir of the Early Cold War by Alfred Connor Bowman (1982)
"... and discriminating scrounger became a folk hero, first class. On April 21, the day after his arrival, I showed Mr. Macmillan around the three provinces ..."

3. With the Doughboy in France: A Few Chapters of an American Effort by Edward Hungerford (1920)
"I am the Home Communication and Home Service Representative for the Division in addition to being division ' scrounger.' When any of the folks back home ..."

4. With the Doughboy in France: A Few Chapters of an American Effort by Edward Hungerford (1920)
"... addition to being division ' scrounger.' When any of the folks back home want information about their soldier boys I am supposed to furnish it and, ..."

5. A Dictionary of Military Terms by Edward Samuel Farrow (1918)
"scrounger.—A slang term for a soldier with plenty of resource in getting what he wants. Scutage.—Shield money; in feudal times commutation of service for a ..."

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