a nodding acquaintance

Definition of a nodding acquaintance

  1. :  a small amount of knowledge about someone or something <We only have a nodding acquaintance with each other.> <I only have a nodding acquaintance with Greek history.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  bending downward or forward :  drooping

    :  slight, superficial

  1. :  the state of being acquainted

    :  personal knowledge :  familiarity

    :  the persons with whom one is acquainted

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up a nodding acquaintance? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).