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hang·er-on

(hăng′ər-ŏn′, -ôn′)
n. pl. hang·ers-on (-ərz-)
A person who spends time in the company of another person or of a group out of admiration or for personal gain.

hanger-on

n, pl hangers-on
a sycophantic follower or dependant, esp one hoping for personal gain

hang′er-on′



n., pl. hang•ers-on.
an unwanted person who remains in a place or with a group, another person, etc., in the hope of personal gain.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hanger-on - someone who persistently (and annoyingly) follows along
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another

hanger-on

noun parasite, follower, cohort (chiefly U.S.), leech, dependant, minion, lackey, sycophant, freeloader (slang), sponger (informal), ligger (slang) five thousand delegates, with 30,000 assorted hangers-on

hanger-on

noun
One who depends on another for support without reciprocating:
Slang: freeloader.
Translations

hanger-on

[ˈhæŋərˈɒn] N (hangers-on (pl)) → parásito/a m/f, pegote mf (Sp)

hanger-on

n pl <hangers-on> (to celebrity) → Trabant m, → Satellit m; the film crew turned up with all its hangers-ondie Filmmannschaft erschien mit ihrem ganzen Anhang; the celebrity was accompanied by his usual crowd of hangers-ondie Berühmtheit kam mit dem üblichen Schwarm von Gefolgsleuten

hanger-on

[ˌhæŋəˈrɒn] n (hangers-on (pl)) (pej) → parassita m/f
References in classic literature ?
He was no longer free in mind, and by degrees he became a mere hanger-on of Government, selling the support of his pen to whichever party was in power.
To Trent, who had known him for years as a broken-down hanger-on of the settlement at Buckomari, a drunkard, gambler, a creature to all appearance hopelessly gone under, this look and this almost passionate appeal were like a revelation.
He stated: "Azalea gets brownie points for the gutsy name, but simply calling your record a classic does not a classic make - rather, her debut is a paint-by-numbers exercise in what a modern rap album should be: a song name-dropping brands here, a chilled-out track asking for alone-time and admonishing hanger-ons there.