Definition of Brownnose

1. Noun. (idiomatic) One who brownnoses; one who sucks up; a bootlicker, ass-kisser, sycophant. ¹



2. Verb. To flatter someone (especially a superior) in an obsequious manner, and to support their every opinion ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brownnose

1. [v -NOSED, -NOSING, -NOSES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brownnose

browning
browning out
brownings
brownish
brownish-orange
brownish-red
brownish-yellow
brownish yellow
brownishly
brownishness
brownism
brownist
brownmillerite
brownness
brownnesses
brownnose (current term)
brownnosed
brownnoser
brownnosers
brownnoses
brownnosing
brownout
brownouts
browns
browns out
brownshirts
brownstone
brownstoned
brownstones
browntail

Literary usage of Brownnose

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1. British Dogs, Their Points, Selection, and Show Preparation by William D. Drury (1903)
"brownnose; white marks; tongue protruding. No standard of excellence has been published. The following is therefore suggested by the writer: STANDARD OF ..."

2. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Country Gentlemen (1875)
"The brownnose we presume is that of the old fronds, which is usual at this time of year, they being soon after this replaced by new growth. ..."

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