Last modified on 15 September 2014, at 14:31

hanger-on

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Agent noun of hang on.

NounEdit

hanger-on (plural hangers-on)

  1. Someone who hangs on, or sticks to, a person, place, or service; someone who stay in another's company for longer than is wanted
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Oliver Goldsmith to this entry?)

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