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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The practice of casually mentioning important people in order to impress one's listener.

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  • noun The practice of casually mentioning famous or important people or the titles of their works, often subtly implying familiarity or association, in order to impress others.
  • verb Present participle of name-drop.

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

  • noun the practice of casually mentioning important people in order to impress your listener

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