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Definition of "sycophant" [syc•o•phant]

  • A servile self-seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sycophant" in a sentence
  • "It is interesting, this Dwight Shrute troll who takes the moniker of the simpering sycophant from the very funny TV program The Office."
  • "Funny, I heard the word sycophant used by of all people, Mark Levin, to describe people so desperate to win that they would distort the truth in any way to to do it."
  • "You either have a very peculiar understanding of the word sycophant, or very little familiarity with my posting record..."