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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 ?
These they would exchange with the hangers-on of the fort for whiskey, and then revel in drunkeness and debauchery.
Various individuals of other countries had, of late years, pushed the trade further into the interior, to the upper waters of the Missouri, and had swelled the number of these hangers-on.