bootlicking bootlicking


  1. (adj) attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
  2. (adj) attempting to win favor by flattery


  1. Best supporting actor: Edmond O'Brien, for his sweaty, bootlicking press agent in The Barefoot Contessa.
  2. There are photo ops with fawning constituents, visits from bootlicking lobbyists, calls to wealthy contributors, all lubricated by a solicitous staff.
  3. Red-bearded Judas emerges as a shifty, bootlicking, debt-ridden chiseler, and a onetime lover of Mary Magdalene.


  1. "Rigged elections will not save you, politics will not save you, and bargaining, bootlicking negotiations with the criminals, and political manoeuvres will not save you," a bespectacled and white-clad Ayman al-Zawahri said in the video, which...
    on Jul 11, 2006 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source: 940 News

  2. "Oh, no. He has never, ever," Marinelli said. "He is awesome. I'm just telling you. I'm not bootlicking here or something. I mean, he's my boss. He listens, and he asks extremely good questions. He's a great listener."
    on Oct 8, 2008 By: Rod Marinelli Source:

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