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English definition of “rent-a-”

rent-a-

prefix   /ren.tə-/ UK disapproving
used when a person, thing, or group of people seems to have been rented for a particular purpose and is not sincere: Most of the people on the protest seemed to be rent-a-mob, not real supporters.humorous Old rent-a-quote is always turning up on TV to give his opinions.Affected and insincere
(Definition of rent-a- prefix from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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