Acquaintance (noun)

  1. A person one knows slightly, but who is not a close friend.
  2. A person one has met but does not know well.


Late middle english: from old french aquainte, from aquerre "get to know", from latin acquirere.


  1. I met her at the party, she's just an acquaintance.
  2. He is an acquaintance of mine from work.
  3. She is an acquaintance of my sister's.
  4. The acquaintance became a close friend over time.
  5. They are just acquaintances, they have not met more than a few times.
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