Definition of name-drop in US English:


verbname-dropping, name-dropped, name-drops

[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’
    no object ‘he fawned and name-dropped in order to ingratiate himself with his audience’