tagalong

noun
tag·​along | \ ˈta-gə-ˌlȯŋ How to pronounce tagalong (audio) \

Definition of tagalong

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one that persistently and often annoyingly follows the lead of another

tag along

verb
tagged along; tagging along; tags along

Definition of tag along (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to follow another's lead especially in going from one place to another

Examples of tagalong in a Sentence

Noun His little sister was sometimes a tagalong on his outings with his friends.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Muppet Movie chronicles Kermit the Frog's cross-country drive to Hollywood to pursue a career in show business, a trip dotted with original songs, tons of Muppet tagalongs, and an evil restauranteur with a burgeoning frog leg business. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 25 Mar. 2020 That bright tagalong is actually Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. Mike Lynch, Twin Cities, 27 Oct. 2019 Celestial tagalongs Neptune has 14 known moons as of 2019. National Geographic, 28 Mar. 2019 But something about our tagalongs didn’t seem right. Maria Panaritis, Philly.com, 30 May 2018 So despite his concerted efforts to highlight North Korea’s numerous offenses and push Moon to hold the hard line against Pyongyang, Pence seems to have been reduced to being a tagalong in yet another world leader’s entourage. Chas Danner, Daily Intelligencer, 10 Feb. 2018 Celestial tagalongs Neptune has 14 known moons as of 2019. National Geographic, 28 Mar. 2019 But something about our tagalongs didn’t seem right. Maria Panaritis, Philly.com, 30 May 2018 So despite his concerted efforts to highlight North Korea’s numerous offenses and push Moon to hold the hard line against Pyongyang, Pence seems to have been reduced to being a tagalong in yet another world leader’s entourage. Chas Danner, Daily Intelligencer, 10 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of tagalong

Noun

1935, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tagalong was in 1900

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“Tagalong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tagalong. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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tagalong

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tagalong

US : a person who follows or goes somewhere with another person or group often in an annoying way

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