verb (used without object), name-dropped, name-dropping.
to indulge in name-dropping.
To mention the names of important persons as if they were friends and associates
[1955+; back formation fr name-dropper]
[neym-drop-er] /ˈneɪmˌdrɒp ər/ noun 1. a person who indulges in name-dropping. noun A person who ostentatiously mentions the names of important people as if they were friends and associates: Well, she may know Barbra Streisand, or she may just be a name-dropper (1947+)
[neym-drop-ing] /ˈneɪmˌdrɒp ɪŋ/ noun 1. the introduction into one’s conversation, letters, etc., of the names of famous or important people as alleged friends or associates in order to impress others. [neym-drop] /ˈneɪmˌdrɒp/ verb (used without object), name-dropped, name-dropping. 1. to indulge in name-dropping. noun 1. (informal) the practice of referring frequently to famous or fashionable […]
- Name is on something
interjection One has been singled out as being responsible or to blame for something [1925+; used with reference to a bullet, shell, etc, with the implication that one is doomed to be killed by it]
[neym-lis] /ˈneɪm lɪs/ adjective 1. having no . 2. left unnamed: a certain person who shall be nameless. 3. anonymous: a nameless source of information. 4. incapable of being specified or described: a nameless charm. 5. too shocking or vile to be specified: a nameless crime. 6. having no legitimate paternal , as a child […]