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flunkey

  
  ( flunkeys    plural  ) , flunky  
1       n-count   Someone who refers to a servant as a flunkey is expressing their dislike for a job that involves doing things for an employer that ordinary people do for themselves.,   (disapproval)    (=lackey)  
2       n-count   If you refer to someone as a flunkey, you disapprove of the fact that they associate themselves with someone who is powerful and carry out small, unimportant jobs for them in the hope of being rewarded.,   (disapproval)    (=hanger-on)  
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flunky, flunk, fluke, funky

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