Meaning of “mooch” in the English Dictionary

"mooch" in British English

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moochverb

uk /muːtʃ/ us /muːtʃ/

mooch verb (MOVE SLOWLY)

[ I usually + adv/prep ] informal to walk or do things slowly and without much purpose:

disapproving Stop mooching (about/around) in your room and do something useful!

mooch verb (GET)

[ I or T ] US slang to borrow from people or ask them to give you things without paying for them or intending to return them:

You're old enough to get a job and stop mooching off your family.
He mooched a few beers from me as we watched the game.

moochnoun [ S ]

uk /muːtʃ/ us /muːtʃ/ UK informal

(Definition of “mooch” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)