Definition of Bootlick

1. Verb. Try to gain favor by cringing or flattering. "Sam and Sue bootlick"; "He is always kowtowing to his boss"

Exact synonyms: Fawn, Kotow, Kowtow, Suck Up, Toady, Truckle
Generic synonyms: Blandish, Flatter
Specialized synonyms: Court Favor, Court Favour, Curry Favor, Curry Favour
Derivative terms: Bootlicker, Fawner, Kotow, Kowtow, Toady, Truckler, Truckling



Definition of Bootlick

1. n. A toady.

Definition of Bootlick

1. Verb. (transitive) To seek favor from by fawning, servile behavior. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To engage in fawning, servile behavior. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bootlick

1. to flatter servilely [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bootlick

bootlasts
bootle
bootleg
bootlegged
bootlegger
bootlegger reverse
bootlegger reverses
bootleggers
bootlegging
bootlegs
bootles
bootless
bootlessly
bootlessness
bootlessnesses
bootlick (current term)
bootlicked
bootlicker
bootlickers
bootlicking
bootlicks
bootlike
bootload
bootloader
bootloaders
bootloads
bootmaker
bootmakers
bootmaking
bootneck

Literary usage of Bootlick

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall (1859)
"bootlick. To fawn upon ; to court favor. Scorns the acquaintance of those he deems beneath him; refuses to bootlick men for their votes. ..."

2. Williams Literary Monthly by Williams College (1901)
"bootlick? Guess again. He's trying to become acquainted with the men on the ... I guess I '11 have to try a bootlick just once more, and if I flunk, why, ..."

3. American English by Gilbert Milligan Tucker (1921)
"J BOOKSTORE, 1796. BOOM—Sudden increase in popularity. BOOST—To lift from below, 1825. BOOT—To kick, B. bootlick—Toady, B. BORNING GROUND—Native soil, ..."

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