flunky

noun flun·ky \ ˈfləŋ-kē \
variants: or less commonly flunkey or flunkie
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

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 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

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Origin and Etymology of flunky

Scots, of unknown origin


FLUNKY Defined for English Language Learners

flunky

noun

Definition of flunky for English Language Learners

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



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