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name–dropping

noun name–drop·ping \-ˌdrä-piŋ\

: the act of trying to impress someone by saying the names of well-known people that you know or have met

Full Definition of NAME-DROPPING

:  the studied but seemingly casual mention of prominent persons as associates done to impress others
name–drop \-ˌdräp\ intransitive verb
name–drop·per \ˌdrä-pər\ noun

First Known Use of NAME-DROPPING

1950

Rhymes with NAME-DROPPING

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