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- n. An underling; a contemptuous name for a liveried servant or a footman; servant, retainer – a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
- n. One who is obsequious or cringing; a snob.
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- n. a male servant (especially a footman)
- n. a person of unquestioning obedience
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What Europe does not need is a leader who has been proved a "flunkey" of US Foreign
May I slip it into the post-box myself, or do I have to call a flunkey, present him with a dollar, and respectfully request him to insert it in the slit for me? "
English public was set down as composed of sham heroes, and a valet or 'flunkey' world. "
Card ... you are a loser that W counted on to be a flunkey.
Later that evening Luís Figo and company looked on askance as their new team-mate permitted a Japanese flunkey to protect his head from teeming rain by dashing on to the pitch with an umbrella at the final whistle.
You want them to have the chance to become the boss, not the flunkey, and that means they need to learn to rest -- now.
That guy was the appointed head of a major US government agency who thought his post was important enough that he ought to be sworn in by a constitutional official of the US government rather than by a flunkey.
Taura is accused of a murder she didn't commit by Bantor (Ross Hagen), chief flunkey of the all-powerful Inquisitor (Aldo Ray).
He's apparently had some flunkey issue a few words of scorn to the protestors.
When I teach Brit Lit I, for example, I typically have one or two students for whom "lord" always and everywhere means "God"; they'll raise their hands and start talking earnestly about what a religious man a given servant or flunkey or knight must be--because the author keeps talking about his relationship with his lord.