Dictionary.com found the perfect word to describe Mike Pence

Vice President Mike Pence's face once he reads the definition of "sycophant."
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Dictionary.com has absolutely zero tolerance for Mike Pence kissing Donald Trump’s ass.

After video footage of a Wednesday Cabinet meeting showed the VP giving Trump an inordinate amount of praise, the dictionary took matters into its own hands, delivering a powerful blow to Pence’s ego with a ridiculously sassy, straight-forward tweet.

Retweeting a Washington Post analysis titled “In Cabinet meeting, Pence praises Trump once every 12 seconds for three minutes straight,” Dictionary.com’s official Twitter account called Pence out, defining his behavior in one word: sycophant. 

“There’s a word for a person who would praise someone every 12 seconds. #VP #Pence,” the tweet read, linking out to the sycophant dictionary entry.

For those who don’t know — perhaps Trump? — “sycophant” is a noun, defined as “a self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite.”


Still not sure if Pence fits the bill? Have a listen to the three-minute-long declaration of love and decide for yourself.

Dictionary.com also named “complicit” — a word that’s been tied to Ivanka and Trump’s administration on multiple occasions — its 2017 Word of the Year, so the president’s already probably not a yuge fan.

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