AskDefine | Define freeloader

Dictionary Definition

freeloader n : someone who takes advantage of the generosity of others

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English

Noun

  1. One who does not contribute or pay appropriately; one who gets a free ride, etc. without paying a fair share.

See also

Extensive Definition

Freeloader may refer to:
  • Free rider problem, an economics situation in which actors consume more than their fair share of a resource

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

barnacle, beat, beggar, bloodsucker, bummer, cadger, caller, company, coupon clippers, deadbeat, deadhead, drone, free rider, frequenter, gate-crasher, guest, habitue, hanger-on, idle rich, leech, leisure class, lounge lizard, lumpen proletariat, mendicant, moocher, nonworker, panhandler, paper, paper house, parasite, pass holder, rentiers, smell-feast, spiv, sponge, sponger, sucker, the unemployable, the unemployed, uninvited guest, visitant, visitor, well
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