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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flunky mean? 

FLUNKY (noun)
  The noun FLUNKY has 2 senses:

1. a male servant (especially a footman)
2. a person of unquestioning obedience

  Familiarity information: FLUNKY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FLUNKY (noun)

Sense 1flunky [BACK TO TOP]


A male servant (especially a footman)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


flunkey; flunky; lackey

Hypernyms ("flunky" is a kind of...):

retainer; servant (a person working in the service of another (especially in the household))

Sense 2flunky [BACK TO TOP]


A person of unquestioning obedience

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


stooge; yes-man; flunkey; flunky

Hypernyms ("flunky" is a kind of...):

follower (a person who accepts the leadership of another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "flunky"):

pushover (someone who is easily taken advantage of)

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