Simple Definition of flunky
: a person who does small jobs for someone powerful or important
Full Definition of flunky
plural flunkies also flunkeys
1 a : a liveried servant b : one performing menial or miscellaneous duties
2 : yes-man
Examples of flunky
If he can't go himself, he'll send one of his flunkies.
<since I'm just the flunky who files his papers, I've no idea where he is>
Variants of flunky
Origin of flunky
Scots, of unknown origin
First Known Use: circa 1782
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