suck-up

noun \ ˈsək-ˌəp \

Definition of suck-up

: a person who is ingratiating or fawning
  • a suck-up to the teacher

First Known Use of suck-up

1970

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SUCK-UP Defined for English Language Learners

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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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