drop-in

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drop-in

(drŏp′ĭn′)
n.
1. One who casually drops in, as to visit or obtain an appointment.
2. An informal social event.
adj.
Provided for short-term use: a drop-in center for runaways.

drop′-in`



n.
1. Also, dropper-in. a person or thing that pays an unexpected or uninvited visit.
2. a social gathering to which guests pay a brief, informal visit.
adj.
3. provided for short-term patronage: a drop-in shelter for the homeless.
4. requiring only insertion to be ready for use: a drop-in film cartridge.
[1810–20]
References in classic literature ?
Besides, there is always the certainty that either you or the dropper-in will say something that would have been better left unsaid, and I have a holy horror of gossip and mischief-making.