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The following extract from the The Huffington Post tries to trace the possibile origin and different connotations of the term till its more recent usages in rap and hip-hop songs. Its meaning is still not well defined and sexual to nonconformistic nuances appear to characterise the term: In essence, a fuckboy (sometimes stylized “fuckboi” or “...
J. Sheidlower, in The F Word, 3rd edition, traces the first sense of it to F. I. Gwaltney's 1954 Heaven & Hell (p.233 where he refers to WWII) "Grimes loves the army and the army's using him for a screw-boy." The first actual use he gives is in J. Blake's 1971 Joint (p. 67, referring to 1954) "They were known as pussyboys, galboys, fuckboys, and all had ...
The British definition of bitch (from your link) includes both the following: bitch noun (UNPLEASANT PERSON) offensive: an unkind or unpleasant woman: She can be a real bitch. bitch noun (CONTROLLED PERSON) offensive slang: someone who will do everything you tell them to do because you have complete control over them Those meanings are not ...
I would wager it's because a lot of languages lack an accurate translation for "bitch". I know French, Spanish and Portuguese don't. As is the case with those languages, most insults to women are different ways of saying "whore", "slut", or, simply, "prostitute". "Bitch" is actually a very specific concept, if you think about it, and most people wouldn't be ...
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
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