- a liveried manservant: term of contempt
- a person who obeys superiors in a servile, cringing way
- a person with very minor or menial tasks
Origin of flunkyorigin, originally Scottish from uncertain or unknown; perhaps French flanquer, to flank, be at the side of, as to render aid from Old French flanc, flank
Also sp. flunk′ey
nounpl. flun·kies, also flun·keys
- A person of slavish or unquestioning obedience; a lackey.
- One who does menial or trivial work; a drudge.
- A liveried manservant.
Origin of flunkyScotsperhaps from flanker an attendant at one's flank