n a person who uses flattery to win favour from individuals wielding influence; toady
(C16: from Latin sycophanta, from Greek sukophantes, literally: the person showing a fig, apparently referring to the fig sign used in making an accusation, from sukon fig + phainein to show; sense probably developed from ``accuser'' to ``informer, flatterer'')
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all over (someone) (informal) arse-licking (taboo slang) bootlicking (informal) cringing, fawning, flattering, grovelling, ingratiating, obsequious, parasitical, servile, slavish, slimy, smarmy (Brit. informal) timeserving, toadying, unctuous
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