Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
 
Lookup History
sycophant

syc·o·phant

sycophant

 
 
pronunciation:
sI k fnt [or] sI k faent
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: one that flatters and fawns over superiors in order to get favors or advance his or her position; toady.
He had an insatiable ego and enjoyed being surrounded by sycophants.
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivations: sycophantic (adj.), sycophantically (adv.)