Definition of yes-man in English:

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yes-man

noun (plural yes-men)

informal
A weak person who always agrees with their political leader or their superior at work.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
informal bootlicker
British informal poodle, dogsbody
North American informal suck-up
Indian informal chamcha
British vulgar slang arse-licker, bum-sucker
North American vulgar slang brown-nose, ass-kisser, suckhole
archaic toad-eater

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