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moocher

One who asks for or obtains something through the charity of someone else; one who sponges something off others. I know I have a reputation as a moocher, but I literally don't have enough money to afford lunch each day. He dismisses anyone who relies on social welfare as being nothing more than a moocher.

moocher

1. n. a beggar. I try to give every moocher a little change.
2. n. a drug addict. (Drugs.) These moochers will do anything to get a few bucks for a load.
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"Young people are, unsurprisingly, the biggest offenders: 69% of people aged 13-17 mooch off someone else's account, and 50% of 18-24-year-olds are moochers."
Ibn Battuta was a world-class moocher. Apparently well born and well educated, he left his birthplace in Tangiers, in the Maghreb, and traveled at first to other cities of North Africa requesting an audience with the local prince, sultan, shaykh, or whoever was in charge.
If they kick the moocher chicks out of the nest, the cowbird parents seek revenge.
think about how often you've heard someone describe their dog as a clown, an athlete, a moocher or a lady.
The Marquez moocher is Camden upperclassman Sean Bateman (Van Der Beek), kid brother to the eponymous corporate shark of Ellis's American Psycho.
In the past, if a man slid the dinner bill across the table on the first date, he was considered a tightwad at best or a moocher at worst.
Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (1907-94) was a beloved bandleader, best known for his composition and performance of "Minnie the Moocher," with its "hi-de-hi-de-ho" refrain.
"Minnie the Moocher" is no longer shown because of its Jewish slurs.
The call-and-response phenomenon is found within numerous instrumental (e.g., jazz riffs) and vocal genres (e.g., the "hi-de-ho" section from Cab Calloway's song "Minnie the Moocher") cited by Floyd, but more insightful observations regarding this performance practice are found in William Grant Still's Afro-American Symphony (1930):
In Cab Calloway's 1931 song "Minnie, the Moocher," Minnie may have been a "low-down hoochy coocher," but her worst problems were realized when she took up with a "cokey" named Smokey.
Politics is about privilege -- the right surname, the right skin color, the right university, and so on; everyone else is a proletarian, a "social climber," a squatter, a moocher.
Wellington Wimpy, a hamburger-loving moocher who would "gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today", George W.
This movie about cyber and social ills introduces characters as caricatures: the melancholy whitecollar drone; the overly earnest boss; the overindulged housewife; the struggling, underpaid journalist; the unemployed moocher boyfriend.
It features 15 of the coolest tunes from the 1930s jazz scene, including Minnie the Moocher, St Louis Blues, Makin' Whoopee, You're Driving Me Crazy, Any Old Time, It Ain't Right and Lili Marlene.
From swing numbers like Minnie the Moocher to his live rendition of Go Gentle, he showed why he deserves success.