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flunky Explained

flunky at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1782, Scottish dial., "footman, liveried servant," of uncertain origin, perhaps a dim. variant of flanker. Sense of "flatterer, toady" first recorded 1855. ///

flunky at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

146 Moby Thesaurus words for "flunky":
adherent, appendage, apple-polisher, ass-licker, attendant,
backscratcher, backslapper, blue-collar worker, bootlick,
bootlicker, breadwinner, brown-nose, brownie, buff, casual,
casual laborer, cavaliere servente, clawback, cog, common laborer,
commonality, commonalty, courtier, creature, cringer, dangler,
day laborer, dependent, disciple, dummy, dupe, employee,
factory worker, fan, fawner, feudatory, figurehead, flatterer,
follower, following, footlicker, footman, free lance, free-lancer,
full-time worker, gillie, goon, groveler, hand, handshaker,
hanger-on, helot, henchman, hoi polloi, homager, homme de cour,
industrial worker, inferior, instrument, jackal, jobber, jobholder,
junior, kowtower, laborer, laboring man, lackey, led captain,
lickspit, lickspittle, liege, liege man, lightweight,
liveried servant, lower class, lower orders, man, masses,
mealymouth, menial, migrant, minion, moiler, myrmidon, navvy,
office temporary, parasite, partisan, pawn, peon, proletarian,
public, puppet, pursuer, pursuivant, retainer, roustabout,
salaried worker, satellite, second fiddle, secondary, sectary,
self-employed person, serf, servant, shadow, slave, spaniel, stiff,
stooge, subaltern, subordinate, successor, suck, supporter,
sycophant, tagtail, tail, temporary, third stringer, thug,
timeserver, toad, toady, toiler, tool, trainbearer, truckler,
tufthunter, underling, understrapper, vassal, votary, wage earner,
wage slave, wageworker, ward heeler, worker, workgirl, workhand,
working girl, workingman, workingwoman, workman, yeoman, yes-man

flunky at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Servant): subject, servant, retainer, follower, henchman, help, employee, attache, retinue, suite, cortege, staff, attendant, amaneusis, page, waiter, butler, lackey, footman, slave, flunky, flunkey, go-fer*.

[N] (Servility): sycophant, parasite, toad, toady, flunky, yes-man.

Flunky at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Flunky \Flun"ky\, n.; pl. {Flunkies}. [Prob. fr. or akin to
flank.] [Written also {flunkey}.]
1. A contemptuous name for a liveried servant or a footman.

2. One who is obsequious or cringing; a snob.

3. One easily deceived in buying stocks; an inexperienced and
unwary jobber. [Cant, U.S.]

flunky at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a male servant (especially a footman) [syn: {lackey}, {flunkey}]
2: a person of unquestioning obedience [syn: {flunkey}, {stooge},

flunky at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* flunkee
  • flunkey


    Inter: en-noun » flunkies

  • A sycophant; a servant or hanger-on who is kept for their loyalty or muscle rather than their intellect.

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    Translation: io » flunky
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    Translation: vi » flunky
    Translation: zh » flunky