Definition of Sponger

1. Noun. A workman employed to collect sponges.

Generic synonyms: Working Man, Working Person, Workingman, Workman
Derivative terms: Sponge



2. Noun. A follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage.
Exact synonyms: Leech, Parasite, Sponge
Generic synonyms: Follower
Derivative terms: Parasitic, Parasitical, Sponge, Sponge

Definition of Sponger

1. n. One who sponges, or uses a sponge.

Definition of Sponger

1. Noun. One who uses a sponge. ¹

2. Noun. A parasitic hanger-on. ¹

3. Noun. One employed in gathering sponges from the sea. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sponger

1. one that sponges [n -S] - See also: sponges

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sponger

sponge off
sponge on
sponge out
sponge roll
sponge tent
sponge up
spongecake
spongecakes
sponged
spongefly
spongeless
spongelet
spongelets
spongelike
spongeous
sponger (current term)
spongers
sponges
spongeware
spongewares
spongey
spongia
spongier
spongiest
spongiform
spongiform encephalopathy
spongilla

Literary usage of Sponger

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1. Manual of Gunnery Instructions for the Navy of the United States by United States Naval Academy (1864)
"as in exercising one side, except that the left handspike alone is to be used By the Captain of the gun, and that the sponger and Loader at the gun are to ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1891)
"sponger, parasite, trencher- fly, trencher-mate. 3. Food, pleasures of the table. Trice, я. Moment, instant, second, jiffy, twinkling, twinkling of an eye ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"sponger, parasite, trencher- fly, trencher-mate. 3. Food, pleasures of the table. Trice, к. Moment, instant, second, jiffy, twinkling, twinkling of an eye. ..."

4. Form of Exercise and Manoeuvre for the Boat-howitzers of the U. S. Navy by John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren (1852)
"The 1st sponger and 1st Loader step over the breeching, and place themselves by the muzzle on ... The 2d sponger, standing close to and facing from the gun, ..."

5. The Works of Lucian of Samosata: Complete with Exceptions Specified in the by Henry Watson Fowler, Francis George Fowler (1905)
"We are discussing the sponger, not the non-sponger. ... Take that away, and we shall be dealing with something else, and not with a sponger at all. lye. ..."

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