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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The practice of seeking to impress others by studied but apparently casual mention of prominent or powerful persons as friends or associates.

Usage examples (34)
  • Now that I've devolved to namedropping, I'm going to stop.
  • Notes in Samsara: As long as I'm not namedropping either...
  • Jo - Satima's namedropping is definitely much more exciting than mine.
  • There's lot's of namedropping along the way and Walter Cronkite on the moon. for more
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