Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that drops, especially a small tube with a suction bulb at one end for drawing in a liquid and releasing it in drops.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A utensil for dispensing a single drop of liquid at a time.
  • n. One who drops something, especially one who drops a specific item to cause mischief.
  • n. A software component designed to install malware on a target system.
  • n. A fly that drops from the leaden above the bob or end fly.
  • n. A branch vein which drops off from, or leaves, the main lode.
  • n. A dog which suddenly drops upon the ground when it sights game.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, drops.
  • n. A dropping tube, usually of glass or plastic with a narrow opening at the tip and a rubber bulb at the top which can be squeezed to control intake or outflow of the fluid. The word is used in combinations with obvious significance, as eye dropper, medicine dropper, etc.
  • n. A branch vein which drops off from, or leaves, the main lode.
  • n. A dog which suddenly drops upon the ground when it sights game, -- formerly a common, and still an occasional, habit of the setter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which drops.
  • n. Among florists, a descending shoot produced by seedling bulbs of tulips, instead of a renewal of the bulb upon the radical plate, as in the later method of reproduction.
  • n. In mining, a branch or spur connecting with the main lode: nearly the same as feeder, ex-cept that the latter more generally carries the idea of an enrichment of the lode with which it unites.
  • n. A dog which is a cross between a pointer and a setter.
  • n. An artificial fly ad-justed to a leader above the stretcher-fly, used in angling. Also called bobber and drop-fly. See whip.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. pipet consisting of a small tube with a vacuum bulb at one end for drawing liquid in and releasing it a drop at a time

Etymologies

drop +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If you are being interviewed by a television reporter for an edited story, be sure to be a name dropper - just make sure the name you drop is the reporter's name.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Susman is a respected figure in Chicago -- he was born and bred in St. Louis and arrived in Chicago in 1989 -- and his critics do not doubt his intelligence and energy, but some complain that he is a name dropper -- he dropped many during my interview with him -- and social climber.

    Carol Felsenthal: The Pinnacle for Lou Susman: A Mansion in Regent's Park, London

  • Cat history, the Radical is such a name dropper, the Radical Is Too Busy To Blog

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Being a strong supporter of hopper/dropper fishing, you know that the dropper is going to pull more fish.

    NFL Fly Challenge for Week #3 Office Pool

  • Mary Maples Dunn, the Berkshire Conference, the Lunbeck Report, the Radical is such a name dropper

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • And Susan, you're not a name dropper, so for you to drop Warren Buffett's name in that tease, this must have been special.

    CNN Transcript May 7, 2007

  • And, besides, I am not a name dropper and I do not take credit for other people work, EVEN if I actually have a significant input.

    Funding of Venezuela News and Views UNCOVERED!

  • And The Stump could be a name dropper with the best of them too.

    The Ukiah Daily Journal Forum

  • Or, some guys and gals made some things, and put them together and stuff, so celebrities can better entertain us. socialbooknerd: Pretty sure that going through an interview with a name dropper is even more annoying on the second listen. saskboy @socialbooknerd: I was talking with Peter Mansbridge about that once, and Rick Mercer totally agreed with me. har har

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  • By the time they reached the Willard, Weinstein wrote, she had learned that Madoff was a great kisser, a bad tipper, a name dropper, and a narcissist who may have obsessive-compulsive disorder or Tourette's syndrome.

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  • in cycling, it's a bike seatpost which can drop height on demand - this allows a rider to have more stability over steep or rough terrain.

    January 12, 2013