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synonyms for hanger-on

On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hanger-on, such as: dependent, flunky/flunkey, follower, freeloader, lackey, and leech.

How to use hanger-on in a sentence

  • "I am a bookseller's hanger-on—you are going to try your paces as a hack," Warrington said, with a laugh.

    A History of Pendennis, Volume 1 | William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Rupert, his son, was but a penniless hanger-on at the royal court; the manor of Lorne a fire-gutted wreckage.

    Ralestone Luck | Andre Norton
  • Nor can such a person be a mere fribble; nor can any loose hanger-on of fashion imagine he may assume the character.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers | William Makepeace Thackeray
  • I must be mighty careful or I'll lose my point of view and become a wretched hanger-on at the skirts of these fakers.

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