freeloader
noun see freeload

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • freeloader — ☆ freeloader [frē′lōd΄ər ] n. Informal a person who habitually imposes on others for free food, lodging, etc.; sponger freeload vi. freeloading adj. * * * See freeload. * * * …   Universalium

  • freeloader — also free loader, by 1939, from FREE (Cf. free) (adj.) + agent noun from LOAD (Cf. load). Related: Freeloading. As a verb, freeload is attested by 1967 …   Etymology dictionary

  • freeloader — ► NOUN informal ▪ a person who takes advantage of others generosity without giving anything in return. DERIVATIVES freeload verb …   English terms dictionary

  • freeloader — ☆ freeloader [frē′lōd΄ər ] n. Informal a person who habitually imposes on others for free food, lodging, etc.; sponger freeload vi. freeloading adj …   English World dictionary

  • freeloader — UK [ˈfriːˌləʊdə(r)] / US [ˈfrɪˌloʊdər] noun [countable] Word forms freeloader : singular freeloader plural freeloaders showing disapproval someone who expects to get food, money, or a place to stay from someone else, without giving anything in… …   English dictionary

  • freeloader — [[t]fri͟ːloʊdə(r)[/t]] freeloaders N COUNT (disapproval) If you refer to someone as a freeloader, you disapprove of them because they take advantage of other people s kindness, for example by accepting food or accommodation from them, without… …   English dictionary

  • freeloader — n. someone who eats and drinks at someone else’s expense; a parasitic person. □ Ken is sort of a freeloader, but he’s a lot of fun anyway. □ There are a lot of reeloaders here. We are going to have to ask to see tickets …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • freeloader — noun a) One who does not contribute or pay appropriately; one who gets a free ride, etc. without paying a fair share. b) An individual who gets merchandise from the back of supermarket premises that are past their sell by date (Canada, United… …   Wiktionary

  • freeloader — Synonyms and related words: barnacle, beat, beggar, bloodsucker, bummer, cadger, caller, company, coupon clippers, deadbeat, deadhead, drone, free rider, frequenter, gate crasher, guest, habitue, hanger on, idle rich, leech, leisure class, lounge …   Moby Thesaurus

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