kiss-ass

?Note: This page may contain content that is offensive or inappropriate for some readers.

kiss-ass

1. noun, rude slang A person who flatters, praises, or agrees with someone else as a means of gaining advantage or currying favor; a sycophant. A: "Wow, boss, that was a really great decision! You're so clever." B: "Nobody likes a kiss-ass, Terry." You're not going to get an A in math by being a kiss-ass to the teacher.
2. noun, rude slang Of or describing such a person or behavior. Usually used before a noun. Tom's been doing the whole kiss-ass routine for years now. Just ignore him. Trust me, you don't want a kiss-ass fool like him advising you in your business. You need someone who's going to tell you the hard truths.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

kiss someone's ass

Sl. to fawn over someone; to flatter and curry favor with someone. (Potentially offensive. Use ass with discretion.) What does he expect me to do? Kiss his ass? I won't kiss your ass for anything.
See also: ass, kiss
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

kiss ass

Also, kiss up to. Seek or gain favor by fawning or flattery, as in I am not going to kiss as to get the raise I deserve, or If I could find a good way to kiss up to the publisher, my book would be well promoted. The first, a vulgar slangy usage, was first recorded in 1705 as kiss arse, which is still the British usage. The variant, a euphemistic blend of kiss ass and suck up to, dates from the late 1900s.
See also: ass, kiss
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

kiss ass

behave in an obsequious or sycophantic way. North American vulgar slang
See also: ass, kiss
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

kiss-ass

1. n. someone who is servile and obsequious. (Rude and derogatory.) I’m fed up with that kiss-ass!
2. mod. servile and obsequious. (Usually objectionable.) He can be so kiss-ass. It makes me sick.
3. in. to act subservient (to someone). (Usually objectionable.) Stop kiss-assing around and stand up to your employer.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

kiss ass

Vulgar Slang
To act submissively or obsequiously in order to gain favor.
See also: ass, kiss
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
A bully to his subordinates in the government and known as "kiss-ass" to his superiors, Bolton is aggressive, relentless, and consistently wrong, when not prevaricatory.
Which Hollywood legend defended Donald Trump's racist language and slated the "kiss-ass generation"?
"That's the kiss-ass generation we're in right now.
Fifthly, in trying to make the boss look good, there is a big chance to be perceived as a kiss-ass - a perception, which won't help the employee at any stage in their career.
Chloe Moretz (Kiss-Ass, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Let Me In) was the rising star of the year with both critics and the public (in association with HMV).
Kiss-Ass McCain in 2000, Maverick McCain (R-Ariz.) ran for president defending abortion rights and calling Jerry Falwell an "agent of intolerance." Kiss-Ass McCain kick-started his '08 campaign pledging to repeal Roe v.
He's a liberal who has been mugged by reality--a familiar New York breed as irritating as the subway car torch singer, the entry-level Ivy Leaguer kiss-ass, and the panhandler with falling trousers.
The Alias star is actually quite good in such a limited role, but ultimately it is a rather ho-hum action flick that will keep you entertained if you like kiss-ass, large-lipped women killing everyone in sight.
His right-hand man is Landau (Robert Klein), a kiss-ass yes man who says all the wrong things and whose only job is to tell Bob how great he is.
You could say that this is because of the depressed nature of the art market, but the fact that is that it goes back to the days of the '80s boom, the most kiss-ass period in the history of art criticism.
Chino Veguillas shall play the role of Perry, Scott's ever loyal employee and the office kiss-ass.
Let's hope they find some kiss-ass Beechams soon - otherwise we might actually need to start learning some of the new characters' names.
Seeing Kiss-Ass with an expectant, packed audience at Cineworld Broad St increased my reservations about its future cultural impact and how it will affect the mindset of the under-15s soon to be watching the DVD version.
Played by Kiss-Ass star Aaron Johnson this is a raw Lennon, caught between his prim aunt and reckless mum.
Tuesday's hour-long documentary followed one half of Brand Beckham as she set up home in Los Angeles awaiting her husband's relocation to LA Galaxy where, he tells us, he'll be playing "soccer", the kiss-ass.