Top Definition
Someone who rides off the coat tails of someone else to climb the 'proverbial' ladder - career, social, etc.
A coat-tailer is someone who only dates/marries or hangs around people of a certain status, (ie. salary, profession, social standing), who aspires to get the good life without earning it themselves.
#barnacle #user #leech #free-loader #gold-digger
by LfNG December 11, 2013
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