noun, plural flun·keys.
- flunk out,
- fluoboric acid
noun, plural flun·kies.
Origin of flunky
Examples from the Web for flunkey
But the religious virtue of knowledge was become a flunkey to the god of material success.The Rainbow|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
I hired what I call a "flunkey" suit, and paid forty-five francs for it.My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands|George Francis Train
Suddenly a flunkey entered and announced a visitor—‘Mr Teploff.’The Mantle and Other Stories|Nicholas Gogol
But in his relations to the human family he revealed more than a little of the spirit of the flunkey.Windfalls|(AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner
"The lumberjacks want no flunkey, but the real thing," as one expressed it.The Lumberjack Sky Pilot|Thomas D. Whittles
noun plural flunkies or flunkeys
Word Origin for flunky
also flunkey, 1782, Scottish dialect, "footman, liveried servant," of uncertain origin, perhaps a diminutive variant of flanker. Sense of "flatterer, toady" first recorded 1855.