First Known Use of hanger-on
Synonymsbloodsucker, freeloader, free rider, hanger-on, moocher, parasite, sponge, sponger
Related Wordsdependent; deadbeat, idler; flunky (also flunkey or flunkie), henchman, lackey, satellite, stooge, sycophant, toady, yes-man; cheapskate, miser, niggard, piker, scrooge, skinflint, tightwad
Near Antonymsbenefactor, philanthropist, supporter
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