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yes-man Syllabification: yes-man

Definition of yes-man in English:

noun (plural yes-men)

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.
sycophant, toady, fawner, flatterer, lickspittle, minion, puppet, cat's paw, doormat, trained seal;
informal bootlicker, suck-up, brown-noser
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