apple polisher


Definition of apple polisher

US, informal + disapproving

  1. :  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

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

    :  an apple tree — compare crab apple

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

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a brief usually trivial fact

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