Question

Where does the term "brown nose" come from?

I know that a "brown noser" is essentially a person who ingratiates themselves to curry favor, but where did it come from?

Answer

A person who acts favorably to his or her peers to gain stasis or fancy that will eventually be used to their advantage. Such as a raise, promotion, or acceptance in a group. Usually brown nosers will do anything to gain the approval of their person of choice. These people can also be described as losers because they can't work for what they want, instead they play dirty and butter-up the boss/teacher/peer into getting what they want. Another word for this person is a shoe shiner or a rough translation of brown noser in Spanish is, an eye licker.

Brown nosing conjures up the image of someone being so far up another one's ***, the contents of the person's anus gives them a brown nose.

Jan 14 at 6:5

Who nose, lol

Jan 14 at 9:51

Sniffing butts. Really.

Jan 14 at 14:0

it's pretty funny but basically it means a persons nose is turned brown (poopie) from **ing ones *** so much:)

Jan 14 at 18:32

Meaning : A person who acts favorably to his or her peers to gain stasis or fancy that will eventually be used to their advantage. Such as a raise, promotion, or acceptance in a group

–verb (used without object)

1. to curry favor; behave obsequiously.

–verb (used with object)

2. to seek favors from (a person) in an obsequious manner; fawn over.

–noun

3. Also, brown-noser. a toady; sycophant.

Use brown-nose in a Sentence

Compare ***-**ing.

–verb (used with object)

2. to seek favors from (a person) in an obsequious manner; fawn over.

–noun

3. Also, brown-noser. a toady; sycophant.

Use brown-nose in a Sentence

Compare ***-**ing.

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Origin:

1935–40; brown + nosegin:

1939, Amer.Eng. colloquial, said to be military slang originally, from brown + nose, "from the implication that servility is tantamount to having one's nose in the anus of the person from whom advancement is sought

Jan 14 at 23:27