Hanger-on Hang"er-on` (-[o^]n`), n.; pl. {Hangers-on} (-[~e]rz-[o^]n`). One who hangs on, or sticks to, a person, place, or service; a dependent; one who adheres to others' society longer than he is wanted. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

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