hanger-on

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Agent noun of hang on.

NounEdit

hanger-on (plural hangers-on)

  1. 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. - Oliver Goldsmith

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Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 23:48