flunkyism


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Related to flunkyism: Flunkeyism

flun·ky

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.
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flunkyism, flunkeyism

1. the quality or state of being a servant or toady.
2. behavior typical of flunkyism. — flunky, flunkey, n.
See also: Behavior
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