tukhes leker


tukhes leker (TUU-khis leker) listen


  • n. One who sucks up to someone; a bootlicker, sycophant.

Example Sentences

  • "I reckon it is my 'patriotic duty' to call Keith a pathetic tukhes-leker (arse-licker) of the wealthy and over-privileged." (source)

  • “He’s a shameless tokhes leker.” (NJY)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • תּחת לעקער tókhes leker 'buttocks licker'

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).

      Alternative Spellings

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