kiss-up

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

kiss-up (plural kiss-ups)

  1. (colloquial) One who flatters a supervisor, or superior, in order to get special attention
    Joe got that promotion because he was a kiss-up, not because he knew the job.

Verb[edit]

kiss-up (third-person singular simple present kisses-up, present participle kissing-up, simple past and past participle kissed-up)

  1. Form of kiss up: to pay false flattery to another, particularly a superior at work, in order to get special attention.
    Yes, I watched Joe kissing-up to that fat-ass and was very annoyed when he got my promotion!

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