brownnose

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To flatter someone (especially a superior) in an obsequious manner, and to support their every opinion

Etymology:

  • brown + nose; scatological.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'brownnose':

brownnoseOne who brownnoses; one who sucks up; a bootlicker, ass-kisser, sycophant.
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