from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sycophant; a parasite.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who hangs on, or sticks to, a person, place, or service; a dependent; one who adheres to others’ society longer than he is wanted. - Oliver Goldsmith
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who hangs on, or sticks to, a person, place, or service; a dependent; one who adheres to others' society longer than he is wanted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who hangs upon a person, company, etc.; one who clings to the society of others longer than he is wanted; a dependent; a parasite.
- n. In coal-mining, the man who runs the cars or trams on to the cages and gives the signal to hoist.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who persistently (and annoyingly) follows along
Co-founder Eduardo Saverin's girlfriend is a psychotic and needy hanger-on.
The unyielding scenario here proposed a story of roommates living the high life, which ended in sexual games involving the American woman and her Italian lover, who had joined forces with another man, a local hanger-on.
Neither had the one hanger-on ever heard of Pat Glendon.
"I think who I really am, and what I really do, is becoming more obvious to people and nobody could say I'm just a little hanger-on of the Rolling Stones."
Because it was effectively invisible, a variant, a hanger-on, a wannabe.
A medical hanger-on, Dr. Max Jacobson "Dr. Feelgood" to his celebrity patients, administered injections that contained hormones, steroids, vitamins, enzymes, animal cells and amphetamines.
The whole gang of hanger-on chiefs is perpetually loaded to the guards.
A nuchshlepper is someone who tags along behind you—a toady, a hanger-on.
Google, Motorola and Verizon take to the stage Wednesday, June 23rd, to announce the "Next generation of Droid" smartphones with hanger-on Adobe in tow.
Beaumarchais was a famous figure in Paris, a bon vivant, a hanger-on at the royal court, and a playwright, author of the recent hit The Barber of Seville—the one thing he was not was a merchant.
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