2021-05-01 15:00:08 UTC
I was re-listening to the testimony of George Galloway to the US Senate
subcommittee (*), and its preamble.
Galloway said of his inquisitors:
"... were "crazed","neocons" "pro-war" "lickspittles" of the president,
and ... "I want to put these people on trial".
I was struck by the word 'lickspittle'. Some synonyms: bootlicker,
brownnoser, fawner, flunky (also flunkey or flunkie), suck-up,
sycophant, toady, arselicker et c.
Such a pity it is not in more common use.
(It's 48 minutes long, but worth the effort.)