Etymology
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cadge (v.)

"to beg" (1812), "to get by begging" (1848), of uncertain origin, perhaps a back-formation from cadger "itinerant dealer with a pack-horse" (mid-15c.), which is perhaps from Middle English cadge "to fasten, to tie" (late 14c.), which probably is from a Scandinavian source (compare Old Norse kögur-barn "swaddled child").

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Definitions of cadge

cadge (v.)
ask for and get free; be a parasite;
Synonyms: mooch / bum / grub / sponge
cadge (v.)
obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling;
Synonyms: schnorr / shnorr / scrounge
From wordnet.princeton.edu