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synonyms for hanger-on

  • dependent
  • flunky
  • follower
  • freeloader
  • lackey
  • leech
  • nuisance
  • parasite
  • sponger
  • sycophant
  • truckler
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How to use hanger-on in a sentence

I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Kingston-on-Thames is still provincial in appearance, though now the centre of a great growth of modern suburbs.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
Besides the districts mentioned, tobacco is grown largely in that of Frankfort-on-the Oder.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Madame Malmaison had always been a little proud of the beauty and grace and sweetness of her fitter-on.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
Berwick-on-Tweed lies partly in England and partly in Scotland, the river which runs through it forming the boundary line.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
Undistinguished from any typical strap-hanger except perhaps by the light-hued eyes.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Lamb could visualize him putting his coat on a hanger, carefully folding a scarf over it.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Louis the Goon Engel was a mere walk-on in the piece, a spear-carrier doomed to death.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
From Kingston-on-Thames, the perfectly kept road closely follows the river.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
Do not think of by-standers and lookers-on; think only of the individual to whom you are addressing yourself.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HANGER-ON

  • advocate
  • aficionado
  • backer
  • believer
  • card-carrying member
  • devotee
  • disciple
  • enthusiast
  • fan
  • hanger-on
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