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[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.
[neym-drop] /ˈneɪmˌdrɒp/
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]


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