Definition of sycophant noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sycophant

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈsɪkəfənt//
 
, NAmE//ˈsɪkəˌfænt//
 
(formal)(disapproving)
 
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a person who praises important or powerful people too much and in a way that is not sincere, especially in order to get something from them
NAmE//ˈsɪkəfənsi//
 
, NAmE//ˈsɪkəˌfænsi//
 
noun [uncountable]
sycophantic
 
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NAmE//ˌsɪkəˈfæntɪk//
 
adjective a sycophantic review
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sycophant