flunky

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noun flun·ky \ˈfləŋ-kē\
variants: or less commonly

flunkey

or

flunkie

Definition of flunky

plural

flunkies

also

flunkeys

  1. 1a :  a liveried servantb :  one performing menial or miscellaneous duties

  2. 2 :  yes-man

Examples of flunky in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of flunky

Scots, of unknown origin


First Known Use: circa 1782


FLUNKY Defined for English Language Learners

flunky

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Definition of flunky for English Language Learners

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



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