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What do you call someone who asks other people to buy them things when they could just buy it themselves.

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Consider moocher

One who begs or cadges; a sponge

Also schnorrer

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others; a parasite.

While originally Yiddish, adopted into English and understood in many regions.

American Heritage

  • I like cadger, suggested in the moocher definition above. The person who has no shame in asking... – stevesliva Apr 29 '16 at 5:41
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to scrounge (verb)

to get things, ​especially ​money or ​food, by ​asking for them ​instead of ​buying them or ​working for them:

Peter never ​buys anything - he just scrounges (off his ​friends).

scrounger (noun)

 (disapproving) He ​thinks that ​people who ​receive ​welfare ​benefits are scroungers.

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