sponger

sponger

[spuhn-jer]
noun
1.
a person or thing that sponges.
2.
a person who habitually borrows or lives at the expense of others; parasite.
3.
a person or boat engaged in gathering sponges.

Origin:
1670–80; sponge + -er1

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sponger (ˈspʌndʒə)
 
n
1.  informal a person who lives off other people by continually taking advantage of their generosity; parasite or scrounger
2.  a person or ship employed in collecting sponges

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