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hanger-onnoun [C]

uk   /ˌhæŋ.ərˈɒn/  us   /ˌhæŋ.ɚˈɑːn/ (plural hangers-on) disapproving
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hanger-onnoun [C]

 us   /ˈhæŋ·ərˈɔn, -ˈɑn/ (plural hangers-on  /ˈhæŋ·ərzˈɔn, -ˈɑn/ )
a ​person who ​tries to be ​friendly and ​spendtime with ​rich or ​importantpeople to get some ​advantage: Wherever there are ​rockstars, there are always hangers-on.
(Definition of hanger-on from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hanger-on”
in Chinese (Simplified) 攀附权贵者, 逢迎者…
in Chinese (Traditional) 攀附權貴者, 逢迎者…
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