1. One who uses compliments to gain self-serving favor or advantage from another.
  2. One who seeks to gain through the powerful and influential.
  3. An informer; a talebearer.


  1. To inform against; hence, to calumniate.
  2. To play the sycophant toward; to flatter obsequiously.

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