noun. Do I have to draw you a diagram?
Real citation: "We happen to enjoy Nocera's work, and we understand that, if you're going to be the lead columnist for the business section of a major American newspaper, a certain amount of Bentonville ball-lickery is part of the package, but, you know, that might be the kind of thing you check before you put yourself out like that. Just sayin'."
("D Section," Nov. 8, 2005, The Minor Fall, The Major Lift, http://www.popfactor.com/tmftml/archives/002221.html#002221)
Made-up citation: "Without ball-lickery and ass-kissage, my political career would have been more solitary and sanitary."