Definition of bootlicking in English:


adjective & noun

  • See bootlicker

    • ‘Stop that pathetic bootlicking of yours.’
    • ‘What precedent is there for such servile bootlicking?’
    • ‘An additional point is this: there's been a lot of really, really bad, banal, sugar-coated and bootlicking traditional art.’
    • ‘I confess, I'm a sycophant, even if my bootlicking inclines less toward, oh say, administration officials than foul-mouthed and amusing anti-propagandists.’
    • ‘His pursuit is aided by two loyal, bootlicking sidekicks who obey his every command.’