nounchiefly • derogatory
- A person lower in status or rank: she was shouting orders at underlings between gulps of coffeeMore example sentences
subordinate, inferior, deputy, junior, assistant, adjutant, aide, minion, lackey, flunkey, menial, retainer, vassal, subject, serf, hireling, servant, henchman, myrmidon, right-hand man/woman, girl/man Friday, factotum, stooge; follower, camp follower, hanger-on, disciple
- So I've got twice the number of underlings to ruthlessly torment now.
- Phillip ordered his underlings, repeating the orders from his superiors.
- He is a mere underling, and underlings should not interfere with her plans.