[ sik-uh-fuhnt ]

  1. a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
  2. 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.