[neym-drop-ing] /ˈneɪmˌdrɒp ɪŋ/
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.
verb (used without object), name-dropped, name-dropping.
to indulge in name-dropping.
(informal) the practice of referring frequently to famous or fashionable people, esp as though they were intimate friends, in order to impress others
The practice of a ”name-dropper” (1949+)
To mention the names of important persons as if they were friends and associates
[1955+; back formation fr name-dropper]
- 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 […]
[neym-lee] /ˈneɪm li/ adverb 1. that is to say; explicitly; specifically; to wit: an item of legislation, namely, the housing bill. /ˈneɪmlɪ/ adverb 1. that is to say: it was another colour, namely green adv. “particularly, especially” (i.e. “by name”), late 12c., from name (n.) + -ly (2).
/ˈnaːmə/ noun 1. the Flemish name for Namur