okay - I have a serious question - I don't have a dictionary at my disposal right now and I'd like to know if there really is a word: syncophant...because I know that I've read it before and I always thought I knew how to spell it and what it meant - but now I'm thinking maybe it's just a bastardized form of sycophant which DOES seem to be the more accepted form of the word (meaning the same thing). This is what I found on google - but it doesn't definitively address my question in my mind. I trust you guys in terms of vocabulary and certainly in terms of spelling (I do know my spelling is weaker than most all of the regulars on this thread).
1. syncophant n. A person who enthusiastically toes the party line. A combination of "synch" and "sycophant."
A million syncophants blindly repeating the GOP's talking points make me sick to my stomach.
by The Grammar Nazi May 16, 2005 email it 1 comment
2. syncophant 7 up, 14 down
A misspelling of the word "sycophant" used by ignorant ghetto people and neocon morons.
I have enclosed a definition of a particular word. Look at it
carefully. You are a syncophant -- I'm not.
NURDLING (that's not a real word - I know that for sure)
Nobody understood RAPHAEL's doodling, labeling it, 'no good'.