[ boot-lik ]
/ ˈbutˌlɪk /
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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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM bootlickboot·lick·er, noun
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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
British Dictionary definitions for bootlick
/ (ˈbuːtˌlɪk) /
informal to seek favour by servile or ingratiating behaviour towards (someone, esp someone in authority); toady
Derived forms of bootlickbootlicker, noun
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