hanger-on

[ hang-er-on, -awn ]SEE DEFINITION OF hanger-on

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HANGER-ON

He ceased for a time at least to be a gentleman to become a hanger-on, a parasite once more.

From Venice he wrote: "I am a gentleman here, but only a hanger-on at home."

“Yes, I feel that I am only a hanger-on to mother since we reached France,” he confessed.

She was kind of a hanger-on, Cornelia was, you see, and she was used to going where she was sent.

The whole gang of hanger-on chiefs is perpetually loaded to the guards.

He seemed to think that I should be content to become a hanger-on of some fine gentleman.

But Borrow was never a hanger-on of British society, and we never saw him.

By some of his expressions I judged he was a hanger-on of courts.

You were a leader amongst the best of them, and I was a hanger-on amongst the worst.

The Oracle is humble enough before the hanger-on of the turf.

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