A person who clings to another to gain some personal advantage; parasite
One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother:
(Biology) an organism that lives on or in another organism, deriving benefit from living on or in that other organism, while not contributing towards that other organism sufficiently to cover the cost to that other organism.
A person who depends on someone else for existence, support, etc.
Adherent is defined as a person who follows something or someone, like an cause or a strong leader.
(US) Common misspelling of dependent.
A person of slavish or unquestioning obedience; a lackey.
A fan who follows a rock group around on tours.
One who heels shoes.
A male servant of low rank, usually in some sort of livery or uniform
An object launched to orbit Earth or another celestial body, as a device for reflecting or relaying radio signals or for capturing images.
Any of numerous aquatic, chiefly marine filter-feeding invertebrate animals of the phylum Porifera, characteristically having a porous skeleton composed of fibrous material or siliceous or calcareous spicules and often forming colonies attached to an underwater surface.
A person who cleans, etc. with a sponge
A servile flatterer; sycophant, esp. one who does distasteful or unprincipled things in order to gain favor
The definition of a vassal was someone in feudal times who received protection and land from a lord in return for allegiance and performing military and other duties, or someone who is subordinate.
A person who is intrusively or overly dependent upon another; a parasite.
(Informal) A person who habitually imposes on others for free food, lodging, etc.; sponger
One that persistently follows another:
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