- a person who shapes his or her conduct to conform to the opinions of the time or of persons in power, especially for selfish ends.
Origin of timeserver
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I knew none other there, save the fox face of Tarbet, called the Timeserver.The Men of the Moss-Hags
S. R. Crockett
He scorned the ways of the demagogue and the timeserver, and believed that "men should be what they seem."
- a person who compromises and changes his or her opinions, way of life, etc, to suit the current fashions
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