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Definition of "name-dropping" []

  • The practice of casually mentioning famous or important people or the titles of their works, often subtly implying familiarity or association, in order to impress others. (noun)
  • Present participle of name-drop. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "name-dropping" in a sentence
  • "Now, French foodies are name-dropping their suppliers, moving a step down the food chain to crown celebrity food providers."
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  • "He took a moment to diss the “name-dropping writers,” among them Hemingway."
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