1. in context of a monetary sum, esp. when begged or borrowed.
(a) [late 16C] a sum of money.
(b) [18C+] (UK Und.) that which is cadged; a good bite, a complaisant victim.
(c) [mid-18C+] a cadger.
(d) [1900s] (US) a share of profits.
(e) [mid-19C++] an attempt to obtain a loan.
(f) [1930s+] (Aus.) an act of begging.
(g) [1930s+] (N.Z.) a miserly authority figure.
(h) [1940s+] (US) the price, the cost, a bill, esp. when the item is expensive.
(i) [1970s+] a bribe.
2. in context of cheating.
(a) [late 17C–19C] a cheat, a confidence trickster.
(b) [18C–1920s] a hoax, a confidence trick, a fraud.
3. [1970s] (US) an unpleasant surprise or experience, abbr. of bite in the ass.
[1990s] (Aus.) a persistent cadger.
1. to cheat.
2. [1930s+] (orig. Aus.) to extort, to blackmail, to force someone to do something they would rather avoid.
3. [1930s+] to solicit a loan or request the repayment of a debt.
4. [1940s–70s] (US) to beg.
5. [1960s] (US) to put the blame on.