• WordNet 3.6
    • n clawback finding a way to take money back from people that they were given in another way "the Treasury will find some clawback for the extra benefits members received"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Clawback A flatterer or sycophant. "Take heed of these clawbacks ."
    • a Clawback Flattering; sycophantic. "Like a clawback parasite."
    • v. t Clawback To flatter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clawback Literally, one who claws the back; hence, one who fawns on another; a sycophant; a wheedler.
    • n clawback Same as back-scratcher, 1.
    • clawback Flattering.
    • clawback To fawn on; curry favor with.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Clawback a toady, flatterer
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. clawu; cog. with Ger. klaue; akin to Cleave, to stick.


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