Definition of name-drop in English:


transitive verbtransitive verb name-drops, transitive verb name-dropping, transitive verb name-dropped

[with object]
  • Casually mention (the name of a famous person one knows or claims to know) in order to impress others.

    ‘the manager was name-dropping all of the celebrities who had dined at the tables right next to us’
    • ‘he fawned and name-dropped in order to ingratiate himself with his audience’



/ˈnāmˌdräp/ /ˈneɪmˌdrɑp/