Doing a simple school project. Basically, a person who is willing to be your friend but is not reciprocated by you.

Any category would great. It's to be on the derogatory side of the spectrum

Unfortunately, I found my "buddy" Don who was eager like usual to begin a conversation.

(Do apologize if I'm missing something here. First time posting)

Thank you!

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    Dec 11 '18 at 23:43

Unfortunately, I found my "buddy" Don who was eager like usual…

Your solution of using scare quotes is actually very good and despite what President Trump's Tweets may tell us, used correctly. Scare quotes say that a term is being used (very) loosely, or incorrectly, or inappropriately.


I would call Don an 'imposer'. This noun is derived from the verb 'to impose'. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary: IMPOSE : to force into the company or on the attention of another.


If the person keeps showing up and you can't seem to get rid of them, they could be a

hanger-on n. (plural hangers-on)
a person who associates with another person or a group in a sycophantic manner or for the purpose of gaining some personal advantage

If the person does so by imitating you, then they could be a a

wannabe n.
a person who tries to be like someone else or to fit in with a particular group of people: a star-struck wannabe.

If their defining characteristic is to always agree with you or say how right you are, they could be a

sycophant n.
a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.

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