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This is a popular word in China. I know means lick, means dog. But it seems that the meaning of 舔狗 is not to do with lick, there is a sentence says 舔狗不得好死, so I think it's a noun. And according another sentence 舔狗舔到最后一无所有, I think it can not be translated as licking dog. So how to translate it?

  • Looks like a slang. Need more context to guess. – fefe Dec 26 '18 at 1:22
  • answered through web search with"舔狗": e.g. fanjian.net/jbk/tiangou.html – user6065 Dec 26 '18 at 1:23
  • @user6065 According to your link, it seems that it can be translated to a flatterer who has no dignity? – 萝莉w Dec 26 '18 at 1:27
  • 两种用法, 一种 是形容在两性关系中明知道对方不喜欢自己,还一再地毫无尊严和底线地用热脸去贴冷屁股(to show warm feelings but meet with cold rebuke (idiom) to be snubbed despite showing good intentions) 的人,用更直白粗鄙的叫法我们可以理解为是一种犯贱(行动不自重,显得轻贱骂人的话。指天生的贱骨头,只要人打骂)。另外 一种是形容毫无原则和底线去溜须拍马( fawn on; shamelessly flatter) 、阿谀奉承的人。 – user6065 Dec 26 '18 at 1:39
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Baidu Baike defines 舔狗 as:

“舔狗”,作为网络语的该词,其含义是指代那些无脑去奉承他人的人。通常有两种用法,一种是形容在感情生活中明知道对方不喜欢自己,还一再无底线的讨好对方。另外一种是形容毫无原则去阿谀奉承的人。

As for a translation words like:

  • kiss-ass

  • brown-noser

should work.

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