[mooch] Slang.
verb (used with object)
to borrow (a small item or amount) without intending to return or repay it.
to get or take without paying or at another's expense; sponge: He always mooches cigarettes.
to beg.
to steal.
verb (used without object)
to skulk or sneak.
to loiter or wander about.
Also, moocher. a person who mooches.
Also, mouch.

1425–75; late Middle English, apparently variant of Middle English michen < Old French muchier to skulk, hide Unabridged
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mooch (muːtʃ)
vb (often foll by around)
1.  to loiter or walk aimlessly
2.  (intr) to behave in an apathetic way
3.  (intr) to sneak or lurk; skulk
4.  (tr) to cadge
5.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) (tr) to steal
[C17: perhaps from Old French muchier to skulk]

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Word Origin & History

1440, "pretend poverty," from O.Fr. muchier "to hide, sulk, conceal," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Celt. or Gmc. Or the word may be a variant of M.E. mucchen "to hoard, be stingy" (c.1300), probably originally "to keep coins in one's nightcap," from mucche "nightcap," from M.Du. muste "cap, nightcap,"
ult. from M.L. almucia, of unknown origin. Sense of "sponge off others" first recorded 1857.
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Example sentences
It is an outrage that people come here to mooch instead of contribute.
If the charter trolls exclusively, and you prefer to mooch, you probably won't have an enjoyable trip.
They are taught to say and do whatever it takes to get the mooch's money.
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