Brown-nose Definition

brounnōz
brownnose, brown-nosing
verb
To seek favor or approval from (someone) by obsequious behavior; fawn (on)
Webster's New World

Alternative spelling of brownnose.

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Synonyms:
noun
One who brown-noses.
Webster's New World
The definition of brown nose is a person who does or says what he thinks is necessary to get approval or favor from people who are in positions of power or authority.
An example of a brown nose is someone who brings his boss coffee every morning and tells him how nice he looks.
YourDictionary

(idiomatic) One who brownnoses; one who sucks up; a bootlicker, ass-kisser, sycophant.

Wiktionary

Alternative spelling of brownnose.

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Other Word Forms of Brown-nose

Noun

Singular:
brown-nose
Plural:
brown-noses

Origin of Brown-nose

  • Scatological.

    From Wiktionary

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