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Definition of flunky noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (also flunkey) noun
    (pl. flunkies, (or )flunkeys)
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  1. 1(disapproving) a person who tries to please someone who is important and powerful by doing small jobs for them The secretary arrived, surrounded by the usual subservient flunkeys.
  2. 2(old-fashioned) a servant in uniform a team of hired flunkeys