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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLUNKY

"You can wait in there; I'll see if Miss Stanton is in," said the flunky, as he turned on his heel.

"Yes, sir," replied the flunky, moving toward the sideboard.

"I'll go and ask if she'll see you," said the flunky unwillingly.

He did protest then that any flunky on the Base could read it to the crowd as well as he.

His is the only house upon this island; also, I am his flunky and so I ought to know.

He was flunky, and took a great interest in him, as stepping-stone to his own greatness.

Somehow all the world seemed to be in a conspiracy to make him flunky to the cook.

The photographer's flunky stepped away to tell the chauffeur.

One in my position could only meet them as a flunky meets his master, anyway.

He thumped him in the shoulders and spurred him when he whirled, To show them flunky punchers that he was the wolf of the world.

WORD ORIGIN

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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