Definition of Brown-nose

1. Verb. Flatter with the intention of getting something. "Sam cannot brown-nose Sue "

Exact synonyms: Butter Up
Generic synonyms: Blandish, Flatter



Definition of Brown-nose

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of brownnose) ¹

2. Verb. (alternative spelling of brownnose) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Brown-nose

browbeating
browbeats
browbone
browbones
browbound
browdyng
browed
browless
browlift
brown
brown-bag
brown-bagger
brown-bill
brown-haired
brown-nose (current term)
brown-noser
brown-nosers
brown-noses
brown-out
brown-outs
brown-recluse
brown-sequard syndrome
brown-tail moth
brown Betty
brown Windsor soup
brown adipose tissue
brown ale
brown ales
brown alga

Literary usage of Brown-nose

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

1. American Agriculturist (1847)
"Color pure white ; red roan; bright red; or reddish yellow and white. (A black or dark brown nose, or rim round the eye ; black or dark ..."

2. The American Agriculturist (1847)
"( A black or dark brown nose or rim round the eye ; black or dark brown tips of the horns ; black or dark spots on the skin and hair decidedly objectionable ..."

3. American Kennel Register: A Monthly Record (1885)
"... though several of them had the brown nose and markings. Countess was mated with Granby, a dog (with all his faults) possessing much of the King type, ..."

4. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1914)
"The other type is duller and often lighter yellow with pinkish-brown nose and light eyes. The latter are considered inferior in many breeds and are, ..."

5. The Rising Son: Or, The Antecedents and Advancement of the Colored Race by William Wells Brown (1874)
"... in color, a dark mulatto; high forehead; eyes, dark brown; nose, long and with a Roman cast. His education was superior to that of his associates, ..."

6. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"... A Ded. to G. /Л, S. While tears hap o'er her auld brown nose ! Ep. to H. Parker. Your Critic-folk may cock their nose, p.. •... Ep. toj. L—k, Ap. ist, ..."

7. A Synopsis of the Mammals of North America and Adjacent Seas by Daniel Giraud Elliot (1901)
"Top of head dark Mars brown; nose whitish; sides of head grizzled pale yellowish. Under parts dull ferruginous; feet black. Tail brownish black. ..."

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