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also flun·key  (flŭng′kē)
n. pl. flun·kies also flun·keys
1. A person of slavish or unquestioning obedience; a lackey.
2. One who does menial or trivial work; a drudge.
3. A liveried manservant.

[Scots, perhaps from flanker, an attendant at one's flank.]

flun′ky·ism n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flunkey - a male servant (especially a footman)
servant, retainer - a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
2.flunkey - a person of unquestioning obedience
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
pushover - someone who is easily taken advantage of


flunky [ˈflʌŋkɪ] N (pej) (= servant) → lacayo m; (= servile person) → adulador/a m/f, lacayo m


flunky [ˈflʌŋki] n (= lackey) → laquais m
References in classic literature ?
I wasted so much time praying that the roof would fall in on these dispiriting flunkies that I had but little left to bestow upon palace and pictures.
It is on record that the weather, at that moment, was of the finest English quality; he took long walks and explored London in every direction; he sat by the hour in Kensington Gardens and beside the adjoining Drive, watching the people and the horses and the carriages; the rosy English beauties, the wonderful English dandies, and the splendid flunkies.
One melancholy man, appointed to admit the visitors, sat solitary in the lower regions--the last of the flunkies, mouldering in an extinct servants' hall.
The usually secretive Secret Service has gone public expressing its concerns over how much it costs to protect the President and his flunkies.
Trying to stamp out unhealthy practices while doing nothing about removing the grip of capitalist manufacturers on their flunkies is a useless exercise.
It's bad enough Nick Clegg talking about reforming the House of Lords and then having his flunkies taking peerages.
Maybe it's payback to those flunkies she says did so much to undermine her when she was duchess.
Either she's misguided or it's a clever payback to royal flunkies she claims did so much to undermine her when she was Duchess.
He needed a team of flunkies to help him through the ticket barrier, he had no clue what an Oyster card was and both he and Camilla looked like a pair of doddery old fogies who'd been sedated and let out of the care home on a day trip.
I have been around a bit too long to believe administrators of hospitals or royal flunkies when they give out bulletins.
Only those chosen by voters should have any right to vote on legislation for the citizens of this nation, not political flunkies appointed for favours, pensions, and ethnic expediency.
But Mrs Rooney is no amateur when it comes to partying, and - contrary to popular belief - she doesn't have flunkies to do everything for her.