verb (used with object)
to seek the favor or goodwill of in a servile, degraded way; toady to.
verb (used without object)
to be a toady.
Origin of bootlick
Synonyms for bootlick
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You have to be a bit of a bootlick, and people will give you tips, which is against all scout rules.Boy Scouts in Glacier Park
Walter Prichard Eaton
informal to seek favour by servile or ingratiating behaviour towards (someone, esp someone in authority); toady
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