- ☆ bootlick [bo͞ot′lik΄ ]vt., vi.Informal to try to gain favor with (someone) by fawning, servility, etc.bootlickern.
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Bootlick — Boot lick , n. A toady; a bootlicker. [Low, U. S.] Bartlett. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bootlick — verb Date: 1845 transitive verb to try to gain favor with through a servile or obsequious manner intransitive verb to act obsequiously • bootlicker noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
bootlick — bootlicker, n. /booht lik /, v.t. 1. to seek the favor or goodwill of in a servile, degraded way; toady to. v.i. 2. to be a toady. [1835 45, Amer.; BOOT1 + LICK] Syn. 1, 2. flatter, fawn; apple polish. * * * … Universalium
bootlick — verb a) To seek favor from by fawning, servile behavior. b) To engage in fawning, servile behavior … Wiktionary
bootlick — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To support slavishly every opinion or suggestion of a superior: cringe, fawn, grovel, kowtow, slaver, toady, truckle. Informal: apple polish, brownnose, cotton. Slang: suck up. Idioms: curry favor, dance attendance,… … English dictionary for students
bootlick — v. flatter; grovel, be servile; kiss up to (Slang) … English contemporary dictionary
bootlick — boot·lick … English syllables
bootlick — boot•lick [[t]ˈbutˌlɪk[/t]] v. t. 1) to seek the favor of in a servile, degraded way 2) to be a toady • Etymology: 1835–45, amer. boot′lick er, n … From formal English to slang
bootlick — verb try to gain favor by cringing or flattering He is always kowtowing to his boss • Syn: ↑fawn, ↑toady, ↑truckle, ↑kowtow, ↑kotow, ↑suck up • Derivationally related forms: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
fawn — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. cringe, grovel, toady, truckle, cower, ingratiate, curry favor. See servility, flattery. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. cringe, flatter, court, grovel, crouch, bow, stoop, kneel, creep, fall on one s… … English dictionary for students