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- n. One who brownnoses (flatters or humors somebody in an obsequious manner for personal gain); one who sucks up; a bootlicker, ass-kisser, sycophant.
A metaphorical image: when kissing the arse/ass of another person, one's nose is liable to be covered in brown feces. (Wiktionary)
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