AskDefine | Define sponger

Dictionary Definition



1 a workman employed to collect sponges
2 a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage [syn: leech, parasite, sponge]

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  1. One who sponges.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

barnacle, beat, beggar, bloodsucker, bummer, cadger, coupon clippers, deadbeat, drone, freeloader, hanger-on, idle rich, leech, leisure class, lounge lizard, lumpen proletariat, mendicant, moocher, nonworker, panhandler, parasite, rentiers, smell-feast, spiv, sponge, sucker, the unemployable, the unemployed
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