Definition of scrounge noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//skraʊndʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//skraʊndʒ//
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Word Origin early 20th cent.: variant of dialect scrunge ‘steal’.Idioms
on the scrounge
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(British English, informal, disapproving) trying to get something by persuading somebody to give it to you That brother of yours is always on the scrounge.

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