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toady (n.) one who flatters in the hope of gaining favors : sycophant — M-W By the way, M-W give some interesting etymology ... In 17th-century Europe, a toadeater was a showman's assistant whose job was to make the boss look good. The toadeater would eat (or pretend to eat) what were supposed to be poisonous toads. His or her charlatan ...
Although I think Brian's answer is the best, I offer two more adjectives: Servile: Having or showing an excessive willingness to serve or please others Subservient: Prepared to obey others unquestioningly
Lickspittle is somewhat less vulgar, without getting too nice about the matter. Wiktionary: A fawning toady; a base sycophant.
I always like "sycophant" for the noun, "obsequious" (as mentioned) for the adjective. syncophant, from Merriam-Webster a person who praises powerful people in order to get their approval
Apple-polisher, backscratcher, backslapper, bootlicker, doter, fawner, flatterer, flunky, bobblehead, kowtower, lackey, sycophant, minion, teacher's pet, and yes-man (or yes-person) all seem to convey the idea of that type of person sans vulgarity.
If you speak 'British' and define "swear words" as vulgar slang, then yes. Otherwise this is all poppycock. bollocks bol·locks /ˈbäləks/ British vulgar slang noun plural noun: bollocks; plural noun: ballocks; noun: bollix; plural noun: bollixes the testicles. used to express contempt, annoyance, or defiance. –Google
Well, the law is on your side; quoting Wikipedia ... Perhaps the best-known use of the term is in the title of the 1977 punk rock album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols. Testimony in a resulting prosecution over the term demonstrated that in Old English, the word referred to a priest, and could also be used to mean "nonsense". Defence ...
British south-wester here. Honestly bugger is a mild word, bollocks would be considered stronger, yet still acceptable (as opposed to vulgar, depending on how you say it). Also i have never once heard the word "sugarbush" not even in films.
Bollocks, while not "formal" language, and certainly not the kind of thing you say around Queeny and Prince Charles, is not considered a swear word (considered a bit vulgar) and, in fact, would generally be more acceptable than "bugger". It's very unlikely someone will call you out on that kind of language. Note: This answer applies for British English and ...
Yes it is. A bollock is a small ball, and I'll let you work out exactly what kind of ball it's talking about. It's a relatively mild swearword but you shouldn't use it in polite company. You'll hear it on late night TV but not mainstream and definitely not kids shows.
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