bootlick

verb boot·lick \ -ˌlik \

Definition of bootlick

bootlicked; bootlicking; bootlicks
: to try to gain favor with through a servile or obsequious manner
: 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

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First Known Use of bootlick

1845

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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