- to seek the favor or goodwill of in a servile, degraded way; toady to.
- to be a toady.
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Related Words for bootlickergroupie, lackey, devotee, adherent, participant, patron, advocate, believer, disciple, member, client, fan, backer, admirer, worshiper, supporter, slave, stooge, dependent, parasite
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- informal to seek favour by servile or ingratiating behaviour towards (someone, esp someone in authority); toady
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