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tagalong

[ tag-uh-lawng, -long ]
/ ˈtæg əˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ /
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noun

a person or thing that follows the lead or initiative of another.

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Origin of tagalong

First recorded in 1930–35; noun use of verb phrase tag along
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