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bootlick

verb boot·lick \-ˌlik\

Definition of BOOTLICK

transitive verb
:  to try to gain favor with through a servile or obsequious manner
intransitive verb
:  to act obsequiously
boot·lick·er noun

Examples of BOOTLICK

  1. <the kind of office in which people feel they have to bootlick in order to get ahead>

First Known Use of BOOTLICK

1845

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