noun, plural yes-men.
a person who, regardless of actual attitude, always expresses agreement with his or her supervisor, superior, etc.; sycophant.
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8 Ways to Say Yes
Yes means yes, but so do all of these words.
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Origin of yes-man
First recorded in 1910–15
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Historical Examples of yes-man
He never liked to say yes for fear of being tagged a yes-man.Jimsy and the Monsters