brown noser

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A metaphorical image: when kissing the arse/ass of another person, one's nose is liable to be covered in brown feces.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

brown noser (plural brown nosers)

  1. (idiomatic) One who brownnoses (flatters or humors somebody in an obsequious manner for personal gain); one who sucks up; a bootlicker, ass-kisser, sycophant.

Synonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]