brown noser

Australian Slang
sycophantic crawler

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • brown-noser —    An allusive term used of a flatterer who is servile in order to advance himself with his superiors. The term implies, as Webster’s Dictionary eloquently puts it, ‘that servility is equivalent to kissing the hinder parts of the person from whom …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • brown-noser — n A toady, teacher s pet. Farley is the biggest brown noser in school. 1950s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • brown-noser — Go to brown nose …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • brown noser — noun One who brownnoses (flatters or humors somebody in an obsequious manner for personal gain); one who sucks up; a bootlicker, ass kisser, sycophant …   Wiktionary

  • brown-noser — noun (one who flatters others in an obsequious manner.) …   Wiktionary

  • Brown noser — sycophantic crawler …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • brown-noser — Noun. A sycophant …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • brown-noser —  Flatter, kiss up to.  See also ass kisser …   American business jargon

  • Brown University — The Brown University Seal Latin: Universitas Brunensis Motto In Deo Speramus (Latin) Motto in English …   Wikipedia

  • brown-nose — /brown nohz /, v., brown nosed, brown nosing, n. Slang. v.i. 1. to curry favor; behave obsequiously. v.t. 2. to seek favors from (a person) in an obsequious manner; fawn over. n. 3. Also, brown noser. a toady; sycophant. Cf. ass kissing. [1935… …   Universalium

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