English vocabulary and translations (See all)
an acquaintance: a person you know or have met but do not know very well
That's John. He's a new business acquaintance; I met him at a conference last week.
UK: Pleased to make your acquaintance, Mr Jones.
US: I have 400 acquaintances and two very good friends.
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- "I was given your name by an honorable acquaintance."
- "Also present will be Cheryl Mackenna, the corporate buyer for your acquaintance Sheik Jafar."
- "Dr. Badguy : The real purpose of this meeting is to put you in touch with a business acquaintance of mine."
- "Everyone in the office was talking about it, and I even forwarded it to some of my other business acquaintances."
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