An example of an acquaintance is anyone you went to school with but don't keep in touch with on a regular basis.
Has a passing acquaintance with Chinese history.
An intimate acquaintance with the plays of Jonson.
- To meet someone for the first time:.I made his acquaintance at a business conference.
- To become an acquaintance of someone.
Origin of acquaintance
- From Old French acointance. Compare French accointance.