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also tag-a·long  (tăg′ə-lông′, -lŏng′)
One that persistently follows another: "Technological change separates the innovators from the tag-alongs" (Thomas G. Exter).
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someone who trails behind, esp uninvited; a hanger-on
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(ˈtæg əˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ)

a person that follows the lead or initiative of another.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tagalong - someone who persistently (and annoyingly) follows along
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
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is recommended for any who would learn everyday communication using the Filipino language tagalong, and includes a free MP3 audio cd in its handbook which is designed to help any learner.