Verboticism: Suckupubus

'Jennifer? You've changed your hairstyle! I like it!'

DEFINITION: v. To seek approval from your boss by emulating their style, mannerisms or affectations. n. A person who copies their boss's style in order to win favor.

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Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: suk-UP-yoo-bus

Sentence: The unbearable irony was that while Karen was a suckupubus, her boss Keith's only identifying characterstic was that he was a brown-noser.

Etymology: succubus: a (female) demon that seduces humans; suck-up: one who tries to curry favour at every opportunity

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Comments: Suckupubus

Jabberwocky - 2007-06-14: 14:32:00
good one!

petaj - 2007-06-14: 23:57:00
Got my vote - you could have added boss in the etymology.. suck up your boss - suckupuboss.