name-dropping

[ neym-drop-ing ]

noun
  1. the introduction into one's conversation, letters, etc., of the names of famous or important people as alleged friends or associates in order to impress others.

Origin of name-dropping

1
First recorded in 1945–50

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British Dictionary definitions for name-dropping

name-dropping

noun
  1. informal the practice of referring frequently to famous or fashionable people, esp as though they were intimate friends, in order to impress others

Derived forms of name-dropping

  • name-dropper, noun

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