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- n. Alternative spelling of brown noser. (one who flatters others in an obsequious manner.)
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I always thought the Christian practice of shaving a tonsure was the idea of some brownnoser trying to make his boss with male-pattern baldness look good.
First Impression: Some people think Dexter is sweet, but others find him to be an annoying brownnoser.
In 2000, the media seemed to focus on a personality contest between Bush, the folksy Texas rogue, and, as The New York Times referred to Gore, "Eddie Haskell," the insincere brownnoser from Leave It to Beaver.
Frankly, he comes across more as a suck-up and brownnoser.
He came across as a ham during the parade and a brownnoser the rest of the night.
Just don't, you'll look like a brownnoser to everyone, including your boss.