Meaning of “name-dropping” in the English Dictionary

"name-dropping" in British English

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name-droppingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈneɪmˌdrɒp.ɪŋ/ us /ˈneɪmˌdrɑː.pɪŋ/ disapproving
name-drop
verb [ I ] uk /ˈneɪmˌdrɒp/ us /ˈneɪmˌdrɑːp/
name-dropper
noun [ C ] uk /ˈneɪmˌdrɒp.ər/ us /ˈneɪmˌdrɑː.pɚ/

(Definition of “name-dropping” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"name-dropping" in American English

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name-droppingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈneɪm ˌdrɑp·ɪŋ/

disapproving the habit of mentioning the names of famous or important people that you know or pretend to know, in order to make yourself seem more important

(Definition of “name-dropping” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)