name-dropper [n] snob social climber, status seeker; concept 423

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  • name-dropper — [nām′dräp΄ər] n. a person who seeks to impress others by frequently mentioning famous or important persons in a familiar way name dropping n …   English World dictionary

  • name-dropper — one who implies famous people are his friends, drop a name    That name dropper! He spoke of Gordon Lightfoot as his friend …   English idioms

  • name-dropper — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: name (I) + dropper : one who engages in name dropping …   Useful english dictionary

  • name-dropper — noun see name dropping …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • name-dropper — /naym drop euhr/, n. a person who indulges in name dropping. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • name-dropper — See: name dropping …   English dictionary

  • name dropper — Synonyms and related words: Brahmin, adventurer, bourgeois gentilhomme, egghead, elitist, highbrow, mandarin, newly rich, nouveau riche, nouveau roturier, parvenu, pig in clover, prig, snob, social climber, sprout, status seeker, tufthunter,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • name-dropper — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. snob, poseur, showoff; see braggart …   English dictionary for students

  • name-dropper — upstart, person who mentions the names of important or well known people as if they are close acquaintances in order to make an impression on others …   English contemporary dictionary

  • name dropper — noun someone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends • Hypernyms: ↑imposter, ↑impostor, ↑pretender, ↑fake, ↑faker, ↑fraud, ↑sham, ↑shammer, ↑pseudo, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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