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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.
You see, during those times, the chiefs and elders meant Yesu Christus' life ruff-ruff because he had convinced all the apuskeleke girls to stay away from going Suhum-Nsawam with any son of Adam, unless that son of Adam had come forward, met their parents, went back to come and knock agoo with their abusuapanin, other elders, family fetish priests, and other hanger-ons in the family.