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flunky

or flun·key

[ fluhng-kee ]
/ ˈflʌŋ ki /
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noun, plural flun·kies.
a male servant in livery.
an assistant who does menial work.
a toady; yes-man.
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Origin of flunky

First recorded in 1775–85; perhaps alteration of flanker

OTHER WORDS FROM flunky

flun·ky·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for flunky

flunky

flunkey

/ (ˈflʌŋkɪ) /

noun plural flunkies or flunkeys
a servile or fawning person
a person who performs menial tasks
usually derogatory a manservant in livery

Word Origin for flunky

C18: of unknown origin
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