understrapper

  • 1 Understrapper — Un der*strap per, n. A petty fellow; an inferior agent; an underling. [1913 Webster] This was going to the fountain head at once, not applying to the understrappers. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 understrapper — [un′dər strap΄ər] n. [ UNDER + STRAPPER] a subordinate or underling …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 understrapper — noun Etymology: 3under + strapper one who harnesses horses Date: circa 1704 a petty agent or subordinate ; underling …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 4 understrapper — /un deuhr strap euhr/, n. an underling. [1695 1705; UNDER + STRAPPER] * * * …

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  • 5 understrapper — noun a) any underling or inferior in office b) a free lance operator for the MI5 …

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  • 6 understrapper — noun informal an assistant or junior official …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 7 understrapper — n. Underling, fag, servant, inferior agent …

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  • 8 understrapper — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: under (III) + strapper : an inferior agent or official : a petty subordinate : underling country being run into the ground by a bunch of big headed understrappers who went around lording it over the taxpayers… …

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  • 9 Understrapping — Un der*strap ping, a. Becoming an understrapper; subservient. [R.] Sterne. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Philip Davison — is a writer born in 1957 in Dublin. He is perhaps best known for his series of novels which follow Harry Fielding s activities as an understrapper for the MI5.Harry Fielding Novels# Crooked Man (1997) # McKenzie’s Friend (2000) # The Long Suit… …

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  • 11 bush telegraph — noun a) A system used by undeveloped societies in remote regions for communication over long distances, such as drum sounds, word of mouth relay, or smoke signals. When I was born, family and friends came …

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  • 12 subordinate — 1. adjective a) Placed in a lower class, rank, or position. In the sentence, “The barbecue finished before John arrived”, the subordinate clause “before John arrived” specifies the time of the main clause, “The barbecue finished”. b) Submissive… …

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  • 13 assistant — Synonyms and related words: acolyte, adjutant, agent, aid, aide, aide de camp, aider, ancilla, assistant professor, associate, associate professor, attendant, attorney, auxiliary, benefactor, best man, co worker, coadjutant, coadjutor,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 cog — Synonyms and related words: comb, commonality, commonalty, crag, creature, fang, flunky, follower, harrow, hoi polloi, inferior, jag, junior, lightweight, lower class, lower orders, masses, pawn, peak, pecten, projection, rake, ratchet, sawtooth …

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  • 15 creature — Synonyms and related words: Adamite, Charlie McCarthy, adherent, aerobic organism, agent, an existence, anaerobic organism, ancilla, animal, apple polisher, appliance, artifact, ass licker, autotrophic organism, backscratcher, backslapper, beast …

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  • 16 dependent — Synonyms and related words: accessory, addicted, addicted to, adherent, ancillary, appendage, appurtenant, at issue, attendant, based on, boxed in, buff, cascading, cavaliere servente, charge, childlike, circumscribed, circumscribed by, client,… …

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  • 17 employee — Synonyms and related words: assistant, blue collar worker, breadwinner, casual, casual laborer, common laborer, day laborer, factory worker, flunky, free lance, free lancer, full time worker, girl Friday, hand, helper, hired hand, hired man,… …

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  • 18 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,… …

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  • 19 follower — Synonyms and related words: Christian, God fearing man, accepter, addict, adherent, adherents, admirer, adorer, advocate, aficionado, amateur, amorist, apostle, appendage, apprentice, attendance, attendant, believer, body of retainers, bodyguard …

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  • 20 hanger on — Synonyms and related words: adherent, appendage, attendant, barnacle, bloodsucker, buff, bystander, cavaliere servente, courtier, creature, dangler, dependent, disciple, dummy, fan, feudatory, figurehead, flunky, follower, following, freeloader,… …

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