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bootlick

[boot-lik] /ˈbutˌlɪk/
verb (used with object)
1.
to seek the favor or goodwill of in a servile, degraded way; toady to.
verb (used without object)
2.
to be a toady.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; boot1 + lick
Related forms
bootlicker, noun
Synonyms
1, 2. flatter, fawn; apple-polish.
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British Dictionary definitions for bootlicker

bootlick

/ˈbuːtˌlɪk/
verb
1.
(informal) to seek favour by servile or ingratiating behaviour towards (someone, esp someone in authority); toady
Derived Forms
bootlicker, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for bootlicker

bootlick

verb

To serve and flatter a superior; curry favor; apple-polish, brown-nose: Boss kisser-uppers will always be with us, boot-licking their way through the workplace (1840s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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