Examples of flunky in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of flunky from the Web
Residential property taxes will be based on the purchase price of the home, not the addled math of some government flunky.
The scenes with Adam and the studio flunkies are Hollywood satire.
Trump salted the audience with his flunkies at the news conference; Obama went him one better.
At ten past eleven on Wednesday morning, Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, and some other flunkies of Donald Trump emerged from an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower.
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Origin and Etymology of flunky
First Known Use: circa 1782See Words from the same year
Synonymsdaily [British], domestic, servant (also flunkey or flunkie), lackey, menial, retainer, slavey, steward
Related Wordsbutler, footman, groom, houseboy, houseman, majordomo, man, manservant, servitor, valet; handmaiden (also handmaid), housekeeper, housemaid, lady-in-waiting, maid, maidservant, wench, woman; assistant, attendant, companion, factotum, follower; dogsbody [chiefly British], drudge, gofer (or gopher)
Near Antonymsboss, captain, chief, foreman, head, headman, helmsman, kingpin, leader, taskmaster
FLUNKY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flunky for English Language Learners
: a person who does small jobs for someone powerful or important
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