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hanger–on

noun hang·er–on \-ˌn, -ˌän\

: someone who spends a lot of time around a person, place, or group in order to get something (such as fame, money, or power)

plural hangers–on

Full Definition of HANGER-ON

:  one that hangs around a person, place, or institution especially for personal gain

First Known Use of HANGER-ON

1542

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