What does cadge mean?

cadge meaning in General Dictionary

A circular framework on which cadgers carry hawks obtainable

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  • obtain or seek to get by cadging or wheedling
  • ask for and get free; be a parasite
  • To carry, as a burden.
  • To hawk or peddle, as seafood, poultry, etc.
  • To intrude or go on another meanly; to beg.
  • A circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks on the market.

cadge meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"to beg" (1812), "for by begging" (1848), of unsure beginning, maybe a back-formation from cadger "itinerant dealer with a pack-horse," mid-15c., that is maybe from very early 14c. cadge "to fasten, to connect," which is of unknown origin.