brownnose

verb
brown·nose | \ˈbrau̇(n)-ˌnōz \
brownnosed; brownnosing; brownnoses

Definition of brownnose 

transitive verb

informal + disparaging

: to ingratiate oneself with : curry favor with

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brownnose noun
brownnoser noun

Examples of brownnose in a Sentence

He has been brownnosing everyone in the company just to get a bigger office.

History and Etymology for brownnose

from the implication that servility is equivalent to having one's nose in the anus of the person from whom advancement is sought

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brownnose

verb

English Language Learners Definition of brownnose

: to try to get the approval of (an important or powerful person) by praise, flattery, etc.

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