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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.
n, pl hangers-on
a sycophantic follower or dependant, esp one hoping for personal gain
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.
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|Noun||1.||hanger-on - someone who persistently (and annoyingly) follows along|
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another