Brownnoser - definition of brownnoser by The Free Dictionary
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brown·nose or brown-nose (broun′nōz′)
or brown-nos·es Informal
To curry favor with in an obsequious manner; fawn on.
[From the image of an obsequious person whose nose becomes soiled with excrement in kissing the buttocks of someone from whom favor is sought.]
derogatory a person who brownnoses
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TO the set of BBC1's Through The Keyhole now, fronted by deathly-pale brownnoser
SIR DAVID FROST.
North is the most floridly symptomatic of the group, identified early on by some comrades as a "hotdog" and a jockstrap-sniffer, meaning a flashy faux hero and a brownnoser
Constructive Chatter: If you are surrounded by negative personalities--the brownnoser
, gossiper, or tattler--commit to avoiding negative conversations one day a week.