Definition of bootlicking noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bootlicking

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbuːtlɪkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːtlɪkɪŋ//
 
[uncountable](informal, disapproving)
 
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behaviour that is too friendly to somebody in authority, and always being ready to do what they want