noun (plural yes-men)• informal
- A weak person who always agrees with their political leader or their superior at work.More example sentences
sycophant, toady, lackey, flunkey, minion, stooge, kowtower, truckler, groveller, crawler, creep, fawner, flatterer, lickspittle, Uriah Heep, puppet, cat's paw, instrument, pawn, underling, hanger-on, camp follower, doormat, spaniel• informal bootlickerBritish • informal poodle, dogsbodyNorth American • informal suck-upIndian • informal chamcha• archaic toad-eater
- But anyone who believes he was a puppet or a yes-man has never had to meet his steely glare or attempt to win an argument with him.
- He has spent the last few years purging the army to assure its loyalty, stuffing it with boot-clicking yes-men.
- He accused the president of surrounding himself with yes-men, rewarding only sycophancy and punishing dissent.