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.
    • , On Duty with Inspector Field
      A woman mysteriously sitting up all night in the dark by the smouldering ashes of the kitchen fire, says it's only tramps and cadgers here
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