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A person who associates with others in a sycophantic manner
“He seemed to think that I should be content to become a hanger-on of some fine gentleman.”
One who relies on another for support, especially in a parasitic manner
“With two children and an ailing mother, she had three hanger-ons in all.”
A person who serves as an underling
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“A hanger-on ran up to her with a collection of shipping tallies and informed her of the status of the ship.”
A person who relies on another, especially a family member, for financial support
Somebody or something unnecessary
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