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Definition of "flunky" []

  • A person of slavish or unquestioning obedience; a lackey. (noun)
  • One who does menial or trivial work; a drudge. (noun)
  • A liveried manservant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flunky" in a sentence
  • "Thackeray's studies of the flunky are capital; but he studies him _qua flunky_, as a naturalist might study an animal, and hardly ranks him _sub specie humanitatis_."
  • "An offshoot of a failed GOP flunky from the last elections."
  • "New York record-label flunky Garrett (Long) manages to score with Erin (Barrymore), a Stanford journalism grad student in the final weeks of her summer internship at something called "the New York Sentinel.""