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timeserver

[tahym-sur-ver] /ˈtaɪmˌsɜr vər/
noun
1.
a person who shapes his or her conduct to conform to the opinions of the time or of persons in power, especially for selfish ends.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; time + server
Related forms
timeserving, adjective, noun
timeservingness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for time-server

timeserver

/ˈtaɪmˌsɜːvə/
noun
1.
a person who compromises and changes his or her opinions, way of life, etc, to suit the current fashions
Derived Forms
timeserving, adjective, noun
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Word Origin and History for time-server
n.

1580s, from expression serve the time "shape one's views to what is in favor" (1550s), translating Latin tempori servire. See time (n.) + serve (v.).

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