ETYM Latin sycophanta a slanderer, deceiver, parasite, Greek, false adviser, literally, a fig shower; sycos a fig + phainein to show: cf. French sycophante. The reason for the name is not certainly known. Related to Phenomenon.
A person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage; SYN. toady, crawler, lackey.
ETYM Shortened from toadeater.
A mean flatterer; a sycophant.
A person who agrees with everything that is said; especially; one who endorses or supports without criticism every opinion or proposal of an associate or superior. SYN. yes man