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BOOTLICKING

 Dictionary entry overview: What does bootlicking mean? 

BOOTLICKING (adjective)
  The adjective BOOTLICKING has 2 senses:

1. attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
2. attempting to win favor by flattery

  Familiarity information: BOOTLICKING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BOOTLICKING (adjective)


Sense 1bootlicking [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

Synonyms:

bootlicking; fawning; obsequious; sycophantic; toadyish

Similar:

insincere (lacking sincerity)


Sense 2bootlicking [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attempting to win favor by flattery

Synonyms:

bootlicking; fawning; sycophantic; toadyish

Similar:

servile (submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior)


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