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flunky

noun flun·ky \ˈfləŋ-kē\

Simple Definition of flunky

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

Full Definition of flunky

plural flunkies also flunkeys

  1. 1 a :  a liveried servant b :  one performing menial or miscellaneous duties

  2. 2 :  yes-man

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>



Variants of flunky

also flun·keyplay or flun·kie \ˈfləŋ-kē\

Origin of flunky

Scots, of unknown origin


First Known Use: circa 1782


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