Meaning of brown-nose

brown-nose

Pronunciation: (broun'nōz"), [key]
— v., n. -nosed, -nos•ing,
—v.i.
  1. to curry favor; behave obsequiously.
—v.t.
  1. to seek favors from (a person) in an obsequious manner; fawn over.
—n.
  1. a toady; sycophant. Cf. ass-kissing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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