Synonyms for hanger-on

Grammar : Noun
Spell : hang-er-on, -awn
Phonetic Transcription : ˈhæŋ ərˈɒn, -ˈɔn

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Définition of hanger-on

  • noun person who attends the powerful for status or benefit
Example sentences :
  • He ceased for a time at least to be a gentleman to become a hanger-on, a parasite once more.
  • Extract from : « Albert Durer » by T. Sturge Moore
  • From Venice he wrote: "I am a gentleman here, but only a hanger-on at home."
  • Extract from : « Albert Durer » by T. Sturge Moore
  • “Yes, I feel that I am only a hanger-on to mother since we reached France,” he confessed.
  • Extract from : « The Bondwoman » by Marah Ellis Ryan
  • She was kind of a hanger-on, Cornelia was, you see, and she was used to going where she was sent.
  • Extract from : « Odd Numbers » by Sewell Ford
  • The whole gang of hanger-on chiefs is perpetually loaded to the guards.
  • Extract from : « A Son Of The Sun » by Jack London
  • He seemed to think that I should be content to become a hanger-on of some fine gentleman.
  • Extract from : « A Nest of Linnets » by Frank Frankfort Moore
  • But Borrow was never a hanger-on of British society, and we never saw him.
  • Extract from : « Hawthorne and His Circle » by Julian Hawthorne
  • By some of his expressions I judged he was a hanger-on of courts.
  • Extract from : « St. Ives » by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • You were a leader amongst the best of them, and I was a hanger-on amongst the worst.
  • Extract from : « Berenice » by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The Oracle is humble enough before the hanger-on of the turf.
  • Extract from : « Three Elephant Power » by Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson

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