Definition of flunkey in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈflʌŋki
(also flunky)

noun (plural flunkeys or flunkies)

chiefly • derogatory



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  • If you think flunkeyism in England died out under the sarcasm of "the Snob Papers," you have complimented us grievously, as Dogberrs Skipwith would say.
  • If we are to reject foreign intervention and reunify the country independently, we must categorically oppose flunkeyism towards great powers.
  • The address starts with flattery and flunkeyism and ends with flattery and flunkeyism.


mid 18th century (originally Scots): perhaps from flank in the sense 'a person who stands at one's flank'.

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