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Origin and Etymology of apple-polish
First Known Use: 1926See Words from the same year
Synonymsapple-polish, bootlick, fuss, kowtow, suck (up), toady, truckle
Related Wordsdrool, gush, slaver, slobber; endear, ingratiate; court, woo; adulate, idolize, worship; blandish, cajole, coax, flatter, overpraise, soft-soap; cower, cringe, grovel; abase, debase, demean; defer, submit, yield
Near Antonymsdespise, disdain, scorn; gibe (or jibe), jeer, scoff; brave, challenge, defy
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