1. one who curries favour with others, a toady, a parasite.
|Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1969) 170: He wasn’t a queer or a reporter or any of those other creep suck-ups who were coming around that summer.|
|No More Sitting on the Old School Bench (1979) 61: Come on, Jacqueline, we’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. How about that? (The start of cries of ‘suck-up’ and ‘Creep creep’).|
|Indep. Business Rev. 21 July 7: Suck-up Simon takes the cake.|
|Jake’s Long Shadow 194: One of Apeman’s lackey suck-ups, a skinny white guy.|
2. attrib. use of sense 1.
|Mad mag. Sept. 17: Interview prospective annoying suck-up sidekicks.|