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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage;

Usage examples (33)
  • There is a nasty sound about the word sponger, don't you think?
  • But of course, if never to be hungry, thirsty, or cold, is to be happy, the sponger is the man who is in that position.
  • Buckingham Palace denies Prince Philip called pop impresario Simon Cowell a "sponger".
  • That word "sponger" as it came to Dan caused him to straighten himself up and step forward more quickly. for more
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