bootlicker

[ boot-lik-er ]
/ ˈbutˌlɪk ər /

noun

someone who seeks favor or goodwill in a servile, degraded way; toady: He comes across as a facile bootlicker, someone who would do anything like a lapdog to please somebody in the chain of command.

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Origin of bootlicker

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Example sentences from the Web for bootlicker

  • You'll see what a boot-licker he'll be after he puts on a collar.

    The Quest|Frederik van Eeden