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CADGER (a word of obscure origin possibly connected with "catch"), a hawker or pedlar, a carrier of farm produce to market. The word in this sense has fallen into disuse, and now is used for a beggar or loafer, one who gets his living in more or less questionable ways.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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