tuft-hunter


tuft-hunter
   a sycophant
   From seeking the company of wealthier Oxford undergraduates sporting gold tassels on their mortar-boards rather than black:
    An unabashed tuft-hunter, he faithfully followed the Jesuit tradition established in England of concentrating on the upper echelons of society. (S. Hastings, 1994)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

Synonyms:
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