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name–dropping

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name–dropping/ˈneɪmˌdrɑːpɪŋ/noun
name–dropping
/ˈneɪmˌdrɑːpɪŋ/
noun
Learner's definition of NAME–DROPPING  
[noncount]
: the act of trying to impress someone by saying the names of well-known people that you know or have met

— name–drop

/ˈneɪmˌdrɑːp/verb,name–drops; name–dropped; name–dropping[no object]

— name–dropper

/ˈneɪmˌdrɑːpɚ/noun,pluralname–droppers[count]
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