flunky

  • 1 Flunky — Flun ky (fl[u^][ng] k[y^]), n.; pl. {Flunkies} (fl[u^][ng] k[i^]z). [Prob. fr. or akin to flank.] [Written also {flunkey}.] 1. A contemptuous name for a liveried servant or a footman. [1913 Webster] 2. One who is obsequious or cringing; a snob.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 flunky — also flunkey, 1782, Scottish dialect, footman, liveried servant, of uncertain origin, perhaps a dim. variant of flanker. Sense of flatterer, toady first recorded 1855 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 flunky — n. pl. flunkeys [fluŋ′kē] n. flunkies [orig. Scot < ? Fr flanquer, to flank, be at the side of, as to render aid < OFr flanc, FLANK] 1. a liveried manservant: term of contempt 2. a) a person who obeys superiors in a servile, cringing way ☆ …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 flunky — When something isn t right, and it is hard to know the reason behind it. 1. My clothes are all flunky now that I have lost 30 lbs. 2. John was really flunky when he was in school, but in business he s terrific. 3. Why was that really good looking …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 5 flunky — When something isn t right, and it is hard to know the reason behind it. 1. My clothes are all flunky now that I have lost 30 lbs. 2. John was really flunky when he was in school, but in business he s terrific. 3. Why was that really good looking …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 6 flunky — noun 1) a flunky brought us drinks Syn: servant, lackey, steward, butler, footman, valet, attendant, page 2) government flunkies searched his offices Syn: minion, lackey, hireling, s …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 7 flunky — flunkey UK [ˈflʌŋkɪ] / US or flunky UK / US noun [countable] Word forms flunkey : singular flunkey plural flunkeys 1) an insulting word for someone who is always keen to please or obey more powerful people 2) an insulting word for someone who… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 flunky — also flunkey or flunkie noun (plural flunkies; also flunkeys) Etymology: Scots, of unknown origin Date: circa 1782 1. a. a liveried servant b. one performing menial or miscellaneous duties 2. yes man …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 flunky — an anchor fixing a trawl line in place …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 10 flunky — flunkyism, n. /flung kee/, n., pl. flunkies. 1. a male servant in livery. 2. an assistant who does menial work. 3. a toady; yes man. Also, flunkey. [1775 85; perh. alter. of FLANKER] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 flunky — noun A sycophant; a servant or hanger on who is kept for their loyalty or muscle rather than their intellect …

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  • 12 flunky — Synonyms and related words: adherent, appendage, apple polisher, ass licker, attendant, backscratcher, backslapper, blue collar worker, bootlick, bootlicker, breadwinner, brown nose, brownie, buff, casual, casual laborer, cavaliere servente,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 flunky — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. lackey; toady. See servant, flattery. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. lackey, servant, footman, toady, *yes man …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 Flunky — Flun|ky [ flʌŋki, auch flœŋki] der; s, ...kies [...kis, ...kiz] <aus engl. flunk(e)y »Diener; Speichellecker«> (veraltet) Diener, Lakai …

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  • 15 flunky — see flunkey …

    English dictionary

  • 16 flunky — flunk·y || flʌŋkɪ n. servant; person who flatters, sycophant …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 flunky — noun (C) someone who is always with an important person and treats them with too much respect: The Stones were surrounded by the usual flunkeys and hangers on …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 flunky — n 1. lackey, servant, male servant, valet, butler, gentleman, manservant, Archaic. varlet; footman, Fr. valet de pied. groom, equerry, livery, servitor, retainer, yeoman; footboy, boy, page, bellboy, Brit. boots, Brit. buttons; menial, Inf. gofer …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 19 flunky — flun·ky …

    English syllables

  • 20 flunky — flun•ky or flun•key [[t]ˈflʌŋ ki[/t]] n. pl. kies or keys 1) a male servant in livery 2) an assistant who does menial work 3) a servile follower; toady; yes man • Etymology: 1775–85; perh. alter. of flanker …

    From formal English to slang


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