[ boot-lik ]
/ ˈbutˌlɪk /
Save This Word!
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.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "IS" VS. "ARE"
"Is" it time for a new quiz? "Are" you ready? Then prove your excellent skills on using "is" vs. "are."
Question 1 of 7
IS and ARE are both forms of which verb?
OTHER WORDS FROM bootlickboot·lick·er, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012