timeserver

[ tahym-sur-ver ]
/ ˈtaɪmˌsɜr vər /

noun

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

OTHER WORDS FROM timeserver

timeserving, adjective, nountime·serv·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for timeserver

timeserver
/ (ˈtaɪmˌsɜːvə) /

noun

a person who compromises and changes his or her opinions, way of life, etc, to suit the current fashions

Derived forms of timeserver

timeserving, adjective, noun
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