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- n. A hanger-on to noblemen or persons of quality, especially in English universities; a toady.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hanger-on to noblemen, or persons of quality, especially in English universities; a toady. See 1st tuft, 3.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who seeks or covets the society of titled persons; one who courts the acquaintance of celebrities at any sacrifice of personal dignity; a toady; a sycophant.
tuft + hunter (Wiktionary)