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The act of purchasing mobile phone technology, and the customization of said devices of a subordinate, to mimic their bosses in a blatant attempt to pander and ingratiate.
"John is totally brownphoning the CFO. He picked up an iPhone G3 in the same color and even set his ringtone to 'We Built This City' by Jefferson Starship."
by ShockLobster September 24, 2009