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gnathonic (na-THON-ik) adjective
[From Latin gnathonicus, derivative of Gnathon- (stem of Gnatho) name of a sycophantic character in the Roman comedy Eunuchus by Terence.]
"And that's why today any myrmidon, any gnathonic sycophant, any
obsequious assistant or menial hanger-on is called a toadeater or, more
often, a toady."
This week's theme: Fictional characters who live on in the dictionary
A man there was, tho' some did count him mad / The more he cast away, the more he had. -John Bunyan, preacher (1628-1688) [Pilgrim's Progress]