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timeserver

[tahym-sur-ver]
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noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of timeserver

First recorded in 1565–75; time + server
Related formstime·serv·ing, adjective, nountime·serv·ing·ness, noun
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Historical Examples

  • 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."


British Dictionary definitions for timeserver

timeserver

noun
  1. a person who compromises and changes his or her opinions, way of life, etc, to suit the current fashions
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Derived Formstimeserving, adjective, noun
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