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Princeton's WordNet

  1. name-droppingnoun

    the practice of casually mentioning important people in order to impress your listener

    "the hard thing about name-dropping is to avoid being too obvious about it"

Wiktionary

  1. name-droppingnoun

    The practice of casually mentioning famous or important people or the titles of their works, often subtly implying familiarity or association, in order to impress others.

Wikipedia

  1. Name-dropping

    Name-dropping (or name-checking or a shout-out) is the practice of naming or alluding to important people and institutions within a conversation, story, song, online identity, or other communication. The term often connotes an attempt to impress others; it is usually regarded negatively, and under certain circumstances may constitute a breach of professional ethics. When used as part of a logical argument it can be an example of the false authority fallacy.

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  1. name-dropping

    Name-dropping is the practice of mentioning important people or institutions within a conversation in order to impress others, boast about one's connections, or establish one's legitimacy or credibility. It often implies a casual or close relationship with the person or institution mentioned, whether real or exaggerated.

Wikidata

  1. Name-dropping

    Name-dropping is the practice of mentioning important people or institutions within a conversation, story, song, online identity, or other communication. The term often connotes an attempt to impress others; it is usually regarded negatively, and under certain circumstances may constitute a breach of professional ethics. When used as part of a logical argument it can be an example of the false authority fallacy. A shout-out is a type of name-dropping where a list of names is spoken out expressly to direct attention at these groups or individuals, often as a means of expressing kudos or making a referral.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of name-dropping in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of name-dropping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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  • Namen fallen lassenGerman
  • πτώση ονόματοςGreek
  • பெயர் தாழ்த்துவதுTamil
  • 擅用他人名义Chinese

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