Definition of bootlicker in English:

bootlicker

noun

informal
  • An obsequious or overly deferential person; a toady.

    ‘bootlickers telling him what a big star he's going to be’
    • ‘‘Those good-for-nothing bootlickers belong at the bottom,’ said Bloomberg.’
    • ‘It would not be the first time that a bootlicker was rewarded with a kick in the teeth.’
    • ‘Everyone knows that the helium-voiced bootlickers don't know a thing about the environment.’
    • ‘But while most of the defendants there were grovellers and bootlickers, he was not.’
    • ‘We would rather be that voice than the voice of the sycophants and bootlickers and those hoping for a spot at the trough.’
    • ‘I probably could have gotten away with it for a while, but I got ratted on by some bootlicker at work who spotted me at this junkyard.’
    • ‘If you wrap your derision in the big red flag you'll always have a claque of bootlickers eager to excuse whatever you do.’
    • ‘If we're going to praise him for producing fearless TV news, we should also be ready to damn him for paving the way for all the celebrity bootlickers on red carpets.’
    sycophant, obsequious person, toady, fawner, flatterer, creep, crawler, lickspittle, truckler, groveller, doormat, kowtower, spaniel, uriah heep
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Pronunciation

bootlicker

/ˈbo͞otˌlikər//ˈbutˌlɪkər/