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soft-soaper

[ sawft-soh-per, soft- ]
/ ˈsɔftˈsoʊ pər, ˈsɒft- /
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noun Informal.

a person who flatters or cajoles, especially for reasons of self-interest or personal advantage: a soft-soaper specializing in rich, elderly women.

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Origin of soft-soaper

First recorded in 1850–55; soft-soap + -er1
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