Crossword clues for flunkey
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Flunky \Flun"ky\ (fl[u^][ng]"k[y^]), n.; pl. Flunkies (fl[u^][ng]"k[i^]z). [Prob. fr. or akin to flank.] [Written also flunkey.]
A contemptuous name for a liveried servant or a footman.
One who is obsequious or cringing; a snob.
One easily deceived in buying stocks; an inexperienced and unwary jobber. [Cant, U.S.]
alt. 1 An underling; a contemptuous name for a liveried servant or a footman; servant, retainer – a person working in the service of another (especially in the household) 2 One who is obsequious or cringing; a snob. 3 One easily deceived in buying stocks; an inexperienced and unwary jobber. [Cant, U.S.] n. 1 An underling; a contemptuous name for a liveried servant or a footman; servant, retainer – a person working in the service of another (especially in the household) 2 One who is obsequious or cringing; a snob. 3 One easily deceived in buying stocks; an inexperienced and unwary jobber. [Cant, U.S.]
Usage examples of "flunkey".
It was this ridiculous gesture that delighted the merchant, the flunkey, and the rest of them and made them roll with loud, unrestrained laughter.
Touchard used to beat me to prove that I was the son not of a senator but of a flunkey, so I immediately adapted myself to the role of a flunkey.
Despite my stern expression and my excitement, the flunkey glanced at me lazily without saying anything.
As soon as the maneuvers were completed, a flunkey hurried forward and graciously opened the door of the big machine.
It was thus a very disgusted Princess who made her early exit from the palace between a double line of bowing flunkeys, masking her anger behind an affectation of ultra-Royal dignity.
The flunkeys relaxed their formal attitudes and hastened to assist both mother and daughter into its somewhat stuffy recess.
Indeed, the three flunkeys came out on the landing and stood there, leaning over the banister and watching my descent.
In that servile neighbourhood, almost entirely inhabited by the flunkeys of villadom, it was a complete novelty to him to be thus bearded in his den.
All this gives us, antiphrastically, information on a certain ideal of daily life: to wear cuffs, to be shaved by a flunkey, to get up late.
Perhaps it was not only the sight of Tilly standing levelling a gun at him that raised the fury in Bentwood but the fact that she seemed surrounded by all her lackeys, for besides the two flunkeys three outside men were standing by her now.
He pushed the button to open the door, part of his mind expecting to find himself looking at an ornate lobby with red velvet curtains and crystal chandeliers, a throng of elegant boulevardiers parading before them, with a bewigged flunkey in a frogged brocade coat and knee breeches bowing unctuously to greet Emily and himself to the restaurant.
Ferfitchkin interrupted hotly and conceitedly, like some insolent flunkey boasting of his master the General's decorations, "can you imagine that Zverkov will let us pay alone?
One of those fancy-dress flunkeys brought tea and sandwiches on a silver tray.
We passed through the covey of saluting Guardsmen, bowing officials, and rigid flunkeys to our coach, but there was no getting through the gates at first for the crowd which had collected and was cheering its head off.
But then he reconsidered: how much more effective it would be, he told himself, to march at the head of his thousands into Ilirivoyne, and let the Danipiur and all her flunkeys see what power he held!