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Definition of "hanger-on" []

  • A sycophant; a parasite. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hanger-on" in a sentence
  • "Co-founder Eduardo Saverin's girlfriend is a psychotic and needy hanger-on."
  • "The unyielding scenario here proposed a story of roommates living the high life, which ended in sexual games involving the American woman and her Italian lover, who had joined forces with another man, a local hanger-on."
  • "Neither had the one hanger-on ever heard of Pat Glendon."