truckling

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

truckling (comparative more truckling, superlative most truckling)

  1. Apt to truckle, often fawning, obsequious, ingratiating.

Verb[edit]

truckling

  1. Present participle of truckle.

Noun[edit]

truckling (plural trucklings)

  1. fawning; ingratiation
    • Charles Dickens, American Notes
      Despicable trickery at elections; under-handed tamperings with public officers; cowardly attacks upon opponents, with scurrilous newspapers for shields, and hired pens for daggers; shameful trucklings to mercenary knaves []