SYCOPHANT, n. One who approaches greatness on his belly so that he may be commanded to turn and be kicked. He is sometimes an editor.
2006 Update: A quiet sort who pretty much kept to himself, the nicest guy in the world who always got all his work done, always had something nice to say to everyone and never gave anyone a bit trouble before this.
2. The second-smartest guy in the room.
Note: 10 demerits to anyone commenting today on the quality of this blog or its author. You guys are cleverer than that.