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Meaning of HANGER-ON

Pronunciation:  'hangur ân

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  someone who persistently (and annoyingly) follows along
 

HANGER-ON is a 9 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: tagalong
 
 See Also: follower

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hang"er-on`\, n.; pl. {Hangers-on}.
One who hangs on, or sticks to, a person, place, or service;
a dependent; one who adheres to others' society longer than
he is wanted. --Goldsmith.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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