timeserver

noun time·serv·er \ -ˌsər-vər \

Definition of timeserver

: a person whose behavior is adjusted to the pattern of the times or to please superiors : temporizer

Examples of timeserver in a Sentence

  1. a classic timeserver, she switched her position on the war the instant it began losing public support

First Known Use of timeserver

1584

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