Meaning: someone who says nice things to someone in order to get something from them
- Kenny thinks that being an ass-kisser helps him get promotions in his job.
- Bosses say they don't like ass-kissers, but I'm sure some of them quite enjoy being told how clever and wonderful they are.
Warning! This is very bad language. If you are a non-native speaker, you are advised not to use it. (You could cause resentment or anger if you use it inappropriately.)
Variety: This slang is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Which of these statements would be said by an ass-kisser to his boss if he's trying to get a promotion?