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Noun: name-dropping  'neym,dró-ping
  1. The practice of casually mentioning important people in order to impress your listener
    "the hard thing about name-dropping is to avoid being too obvious about it"
Verb: namedrop (namedropped,namedropping)
  1. Refer to people that one assumes one's interlocutors admire in order to try to impress them

Type of: advert, bring up, cite, mention, name, refer, reference

Encyclopedia: Name-dropping