Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
ONHANGER, n. A dependent, hanger-on (Uls. 1964).
Sc. 1821 Scott Kenilworth iii.:
He was an onhanger of the Abbot of Abingdon. Sc. 1848 Blackwood's Mag. (July) 52:
A throng of unruly onhangers. Sc. 1886 J. S. Blackie What Does History Teach? 14:
A loose company of dependents and onhangers.
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