name-dropping


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name-drop

(nām′drŏp′)
intr.v. name-dropped, name-drop·ping, name-drops
To mention casually the names of famous or important people to create the impression that one is familiar with them in an attempt to impress or influence others.

name′-drop′per n.

name-dropping

n
informal the practice of referring frequently to famous or fashionable people, esp as though they were intimate friends, in order to impress others
ˈname-ˌdropper n

name′-drop`ping



n.
the mention of famous or important people as friends or associates in order to impress others.
[1945–50]
name′-drop`, v.i. -dropped, -drop•ping.
name′-drop`per, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.name-dropping - the practice of casually mentioning important people in order to impress your listener; "the hard thing about name-dropping is to avoid being too obvious about it"
mention, reference - a remark that calls attention to something or someone; "she made frequent mention of her promotion"; "there was no mention of it"; "the speaker made several references to his wife"
Translations

name-dropping

[ˈneɪmˈdrɒpɪŋ] N there was a good deal of name-droppingtodo el mundo se las daba de conocer a gente importante

name-dropping

[ˈneɪmˌdrɒpɪŋ] n there was a lot of name-dropping in his speechil suo discorso era infarcito di nomi di gente famosa
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