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suck–up

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noun \ˈsək-ˌəp\

Simple Definition of suck–up

  • : a person who tries to get the approval of someone in authority by saying and doing helpful and friendly things that are not sincere

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of suck–up

  1. :  a person who is ingratiating or fawning <a suck–up to the teacher>

1976

First Known Use of suck–up

1976


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