Brownnose Definition

brounnōz
brownnose, brownnoses, brown-noses, brown-nosing
verb
To curry favor with in an obsequious manner; fawn on.
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Other Word Forms of Brownnose

Noun

Singular:
brownnose
Plural:
brownnoses

Origin of Brownnose

  • From the image of an obsequious person whose nose becomes soiled with excrement in kissing the buttocks of someone from whom favor is sought

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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