Share this entry

Share this page

hanger-on

Saltos de línea: hanger-on

Definición de hanger-on en inglés:

sustantivo (plural hangers-on)

A person who associates with another person or a group in a sycophantic manner or for the purpose of gaining some personal advantage: the shysters, the freebooters, the hangers-on who traditionally take advantage of champions
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • We aren't paid the vast sums of money, we aren't as high profile, we don't have as much media intrusion or the sort of hangers-on that can be associated with Premiership stars.
  • But he also set an undisputed world record, for the number of aides, acolytes, spongers and hangers-on that he assembled in one place at the same time.
  • Chris and Emma got married among friends, family and associated hangers-on on Saturday night.
Sinónimos
follower, flunkey, toady, camp follower, sycophant, fawner, parasite, leech;
henchman, minion, lackey, vassal, dependant, retainer, acolyte, underling;
North American cohort
informal groupie, sponger, freeloader, passenger, sidekick
British informal ligger

Definición de hanger-on en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día tenebrous
Pronunciación: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure