apple polisher

noun

Definition of apple polisher

US, informal + disapproving
: a person who tries to get the approval and friendship of someone in authority by praise, flattery, etc.
  • an executive surrounded by apple polishers

Word by Word Definitions

apple play
  1. : the fleshy, usually rounded red, yellow, or green edible pome fruit of a usually cultivated tree (genus Malus) of the rose family

  2. : a fruit (such as a star apple) or other vegetative growth (such as an oak apple) suggestive of an apple

polish play polisher
  1. : to make smooth and glossy usually by friction : burnish

  2. : to smooth, soften, or refine in manners or condition

  3. : to bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state : perfect

  1. : a smooth glossy surface : luster

  2. : freedom from rudeness or coarseness : culture

  3. : a state of high development or refinement

  1. : of, relating to, or characteristic of Poland, the Poles, or Polish

  1. : the Slavic language of the Poles


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