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What does "Sycophant" mean?

Definition

(n.) A base parasite; a mean or servile flatterer; especially, a flatterer of princes and great men (n.) An informer; a talebearer (v. i.) To play the sycophant (v. t.) To inform against; hence, to calumniate (v. t.) To play the sycophant toward; to flatter obsequiously


Synonyms lackey, toady, crawler


Word Family sycophancy, sycophantic, sycophantically, sycophants