An intimate acquaintance with the plays of Jonson.
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.
Struck up an acquaintance with our new neighbor.
- To meet someone for the first time:I made his acquaintance at a business conference.
- to become an acquaintance of someone
Other Word Forms
Origin of acquaintance
- From Old French acointance. Compare French accointance.