yes-man

noun \ ˈyes-ˌman \

Definition of yes-man

:a person who agrees with everything that is said; especially :one who endorses or supports without criticism every opinion or proposal of an associate or superior

First Known Use of yes-man

1912


YES-MAN Defined for English Language Learners

yes-man

noun

Definition of yes-man for English Language Learners

  • : a person (especially a man) who agrees with everything that someone says : a person who supports the opinions or ideas of someone else in order to earn that person's approval


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