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English definition of “name-dropping”

name-dropping

noun [U] uk   /ˈneɪm.drɒp.ɪŋ/ us    /-drɑː.pɪŋ/ disapproving
the act of talking about famous people that you have met, often pretending that you know them better than you really do, in order to appear more important and special: I find her name-dropping very irritating.Quoting and making references
name-drop
verb [I] uk   us  
name-dropper
noun [C] uk   /ˈneɪmˌdrɒp.ər/ us    /-drɑː.pɚ/
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