cadger

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See also the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica's article on:

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From the archaic verb cadge (carry), derived from Old French.

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cadger (plural cadgers)

  1. (archaic) A hawker or peddler.
    • 1928, D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover
      He was not a regular gondolier, so he had none of the cadger and prostitute about him.
  2. (sometimes Geordie) A beggar.
    • Charles Dickens
      The gentleman cadger.

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