bootlick

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verb boot·lick \-ˌlik\

Definition of bootlick

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to try to gain favor with through a servile or obsequious manner

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to act obsequiously

bootlicker

noun

Examples of bootlick in a sentence

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

1845

First Known Use of bootlick

1845



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