flunky


flun·ky

noun \ˈfləŋ-kē\

: a person who does small jobs for someone powerful or important

plural flunkies also flunkeys

Full Definition of FLUNKY

1
a :  a liveried servant
b :  one performing menial or miscellaneous duties
2
:  yes-man

Variants of FLUNKY

flun·ky also flun·key or flun·kie \ˈfləŋ-kē\

Examples of FLUNKY

  1. If he can't go himself, he'll send one of his flunkies.
  2. <since I'm just the flunky who files his papers, I've no idea where he is>

Origin of FLUNKY

Scots, of unknown origin
First Known Use: circa 1782

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