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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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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.
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.
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.
The set-list is likely to bound vigorously from hoary old classics like Minnie The Moocher and Sweet Home Chicago, running through hipster twangers such as Tequila and Miserlou, and then into the pure rock'n'roll of Rip It Up and Chantilly Lace.
From swing numbers like Minnie the Moocher to his live rendition of Go Gentle, he showed why he deserves success.
There will be Dirty Dogs, Fire & Salt BBQ, Streatza, The Moocher, Ginger's Comfort Emporium, Tio''s Snack Shack, Las Paelleras, Pancake Corner, Honest Crust and Can Cook.
When I said "people" I meant "corporations are people, too, my friend" people, not the riff-raff, unwashed, hoi polloi moocher class to whom the doors of power are forever closed.
The musicians will perform a selection of classic songs, including Take The 'A' Train, Georgia, Minnie The Moocher, It Don't Mean A Thing, God Bless The Child, Sing Sing Sing, Manteca, Let The Good Times Roll, Night Train and Stardust.
The earliest recorded example is from Minnie The Moocher, an animated Betty Boop cartoon that features a live action sequence of jazz singer Cab Calloway performing the move in 1932.
To me he was nothing more than a professional moocher who never made an honest penny in his life.
I realise while striding around trying to be Cab Calloway doing Minnie the Moocher that it may be time for bed but I can't leave before hearing Tracy and Graeme sing Elton John and Kiki Dee's Don't Go Breaking My Heart.
With Popeye came a host of new, off-beat funny co-stars such as Swee'Pea, the "infink" our salty seaman adopted; J Wellington Wimpy, the world's most hamburger-obsessed moocher, and Bluto (also known as Brutus), the hairy `heavy' with the glass jaw.
After recapping the editorial, Gilliam wrote, "I hope the next time you consider patronizing the East Oregonian with your advertising dollars, you remember that you are nothing but a freeloader and a moocher.