Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of flunkey (alternative spelling of flunkies).

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Examples

  • English "flunkeys" hate American "flunkeyism," with its laced coachmen, etc., is because mere money, by aping the insignia of rank, its gewgaws and trumpery, shows too plainly how much of the rank itself depends upon the fabrics and demonstrations through which it sets itself forth.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 49, November, 1861

  • a compatriot who had recently dined at the Mansion House, and who had described "flunkeys" in hair-powder and cloth of gold -- like Thackeray's

    Mr. Britling Sees It Through

  • "flunkeys," taken the day before from some office, insolent fellows, with the heads of dentists or bath-attendants, bustled about among the motionless Ethiopians, who shone like black marble torch-holders, -- it was impossible to say exactly where you were; at all events, you would never have believed that you were on Place Vendôme, at the very heart and centre of the life of our modern Paris.

    The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • Oh, and Giscard is worried about where the President will live, how much moolah he will have at his disposal and how many flunkeys he will have to do his bidding.

    Archive 2008-02-10

  • Oh, and Giscard is worried about where the President will live, how much moolah he will have at his disposal and how many flunkeys he will have to do his bidding.

    The Oracle Speaks

  • All this before she has even bought an airline ticket for herself and her attendant flunkeys.

    Elizabeth: The Zirconian Age

  • All this before she has even bought an airline ticket for herself and her attendant flunkeys.

    Elizabeth: The Zirconian Age

  • This is a good start, and already we are seeing the Republican Party split at the seams between serious deficit hawks and flunkeys for the military-industrial complex.

    Meredith Bagby: What's So Wrong With Simpson-Bowles?

  • We have the perfect example: the Warsaw Pact, and its assorted flunkeys in Africa and Asia.

    April « 2008 « Isegoria

  • We have the perfect example: the Warsaw Pact, and its assorted flunkeys in Africa and Asia.

    The International Community is not a fundamentally predatory force « Isegoria

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