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Definitions of name-dropping

name-dropping

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noun

  1. (informal) the practice of referring frequently to famous or fashionable people, esp as though they were intimate friends, in order to impress others

Derived Forms

ˈname-ˌdropper  noun

name-drop (ˈneɪmˌdrɒp) 

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verb

  1. to mention the name of (famous or fashionable people) in order to impress others   ⇒  ■ I must stop saying everyone famous is a good friend. It sounds as if I'm name-dropping.,   ⇒  ■ The assistant carried on talking to his mate, name-dropping all the famous riders he knew.

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