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Meaning of HANGER-ON

Pronunciation:  'hangur ân

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.

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