suck–up

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noun \ˈsək-ˌəp\

Definition of suck–up

  1. :  a person who is ingratiating or fawning a suck–up to the teacher

1970

First Known Use of suck–up

1970


SUCK–UP Defined for English Language Learners

suck–up

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noun \ˈsək-ˌəp\

Definition of suck–up for English Language Learners

  • : a person who tries to get the approval of someone in authority by saying and doing helpful and friendly things that are not sincere


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