One who frequents the tables of the rich, or who lives at another's expense, and earns his welcome by flattery; a hanger-on; a toady; a sycophant.
- Biology An organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host.
- One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.
- One who lives off and flatters the rich; a sycophant.
- A professional dinner guest, especially in ancient Greece.