I don't know about "sugar daddy," but German has several (somewhat more explicit) words that can approximate "brown noser." Two that come immediately to mind are Arschkriecher and Schleimer.
A sugar daddy is an older man who rains showers of diamonds on his lover like one sprinkles crystals of sugar atop a doughnut. A brown noser requires you to explain "kiss my ass" first.
"Why?" she wonders?
and "Brown Noser" to your substitute German teacher? (she asked!) I've been introduced (by local natives) to the term "Chefzäpfchen" — not sure if it's popular use though or not.
@ Diane - I think she was wondering because she saw some American show and didn't understand the term and thought she would ask the "Token American" in the class. I think she just thought they were harmless expressions like "kill 2 birds with one stone." Little did she know...@ everyone else...Let's just say that my explanation was AWKWARD although I wish I had your way with words headbang8!
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