noun, plural flun·kies.

  1. a male servant in livery.
  2. an assistant who does menial work.
  3. a toady; yes-man.

noun plural flunkies or flunkeys

  1. a servile or fawning person
  2. a person who performs menial tasks
  3. usually derogatory a manservant in livery

also flunkey, 1782, Scottish dialect, “footman, liveried servant,” of uncertain origin, perhaps a diminutive variant of flanker. Sense of “flatterer, toady” first recorded 1855.

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