suck-up

noun
\ ˈsək-ˌəp How to pronounce suck-up (audio) \

Definition of suck-up

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

First Known Use of suck-up

1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Suck-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suck-up. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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suck-up

noun

English Language Learners Definition of suck-up

US, informal + disapproving : 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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