Synonyms for brownnose

Grammar : Verb
Spell : broun-nohz
Phonetic Transcription : ˈbraʊnˌnoʊz

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Définition of brownnose

Origin :
  • also brownnose, 1939, American English colloquial, said to be military slang originally, from brown (adj.) + nose (n.), "from the implication that servility is tantamount to having one's nose in the anus of the person from whom advancement is sought" [Webster, 1961]. Related: Brown-noser, brown-nosing (both 1950).
  • verb suck up to

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