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English definition of “yes-man”

yes-man

noun [C] uk   /ˈjes.mæn/ (plural -men   /-men/   ) disapproving us  
a person who agrees with everything their employer, leader, etc. says in order to please themSupporters, members and defendersBelievers and non-believers
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