Definition of mooch in English:

mooch

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verb

informal
  • 1North American with object Ask for or obtain (something) without paying for it.

    • ‘a bunch of your friends will show up, mooching food’
    • ‘I'm mooching off you all the time’
    beg, ask for, ask for money, borrow
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  • 2mooch about/aroundBritish no object Wander in a casual or listless manner.

    • ‘we went for a drive to Chatswood and mooched around the shopping centre there for a bit’
    • ‘he just mooched about at home’
    loiter, linger, potter, skulk
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Pronunciation

mooch

/mo͞oCH/ /mutʃ/

noun

informal
  • 1North American A beggar or scrounger.

    tramp, beggarman, beggarwoman, vagrant, vagabond, down-and-out, homeless person, derelict, mendicant
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  • 2British in singular A period of wandering in a casual or listless manner.

    • ‘I'm going for a mooch around to see what I can find’

Pronunciation

mooch

/mo͞oCH/ /mutʃ/

Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘to hoard’): probably from Old French muchier (Anglo-Norman muscher) ‘hide, skulk’ compare with mitch. Current senses date from the mid 19th century.