Definition of Lambón
Person who is used to being helpful and flattering, generally towards someone of greater power or social status. Normally, it does so for the purpose of having a present or future benefit.
It is said of a person who betrays others by being a participant or not in the action that he confesses.
Person who enjoys sweets and eating at all hours. Also, those who do not miss a feast in which food is offered.
SYNONYMS FOR LAMBÓN
- Boot lickers
ORIGIN OF LAMBÓN
Lambón is a term that comes from the verb “lamber” that was used as a synonym for “lick”, but which is currently more related to flattering. From this perspective, the origin is the Latin word lambere which means “lick”.
All meanings are related to the act of “lamber” or “use the tongue” either to fan someone’s pride through words, give away by telling something or simply enjoying eating.
CURIOSITIES OF LAMBÓN
There are many terms that are used in Spanish to refer to someone as a flatterer. Some of them are: lambeplatos, lambiscón, lamebotas, lambetero, lambiche, lameculos, among others.