[ sik-uh-fuhnt ]
- a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
- suck up, flatterer
Examples of sycophant in a sentence:
- My sister is a shallow sycophant who will flatter anyone for a free designer handbag.
- While it helps to be a sycophant if you want to excel in politics, you can also go far simply by being straightforward with people.