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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Plural of: A person who remains in a place or attaches himself or herself to a group, another person, etc., although not wanted, esp. in the hope or expectation of personal gain.

Usage examples (37)
  • Abdulla, therefore, might only be one of these hangers-on.
  • They were the hangers-on at the school President's parties.
  • Among the hangers-on was Frederick Leveson-Gower, a son of Earl
  • I suspected all you hangers-on would come around for your handouts. for more
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