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  • flun·key — ↑flunky …   Useful english dictionary

  • flunky — flun·ky …   English syllables

  • Flunkerei — Flun|ke|rei 〈f. 18; umg.〉 1. das Flunkern 2. Lügengeschichte * * * Flun|ke|rei, die; , en (ugs.): a) <o. Pl.> allzu häufiges [als lästig empfundenes] Flunkern: wenn er nur die F. lassen könnte; b) geflunkerte Geschichte, Behauptung: ich… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • flunky or flunkey — flun|ky or flun|key [ flʌŋki ] noun count 1. ) someone who is always eager to please or obey more powerful people 2. ) someone who does unimportant work …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flunky — flun•ky or flun•key [[t]ˈflʌŋ ki[/t]] n. pl. kies or keys 1) a male servant in livery 2) an assistant who does menial work 3) a servile follower; toady; yes man • Etymology: 1775–85; perh. alter. of flanker …   From formal English to slang

  • Flunder — Flụn|der 〈f. 21; Zool.〉 Angehörige einer weitverbreiteten Art der Plattfische: Pleuronectes flesus [<spätmhd. flunder, fluoder, fluder, engl. flounder <germ. *flunþon; zu idg. *plat „flach sein“; verwandt mit Fladen, Flöz, flach] * * *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • flunkey — flun|key flunky [ˈflʌŋki] n informal [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Perhaps from flanker someone who stands beside you (18 19 centuries), from FLANK1] someone who does small jobs for an important person, especially someone who does this because they… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Flunky — Flun|ky [ flʌŋki, auch flœŋki] der; s, ...kies [...kis, ...kiz] <aus engl. flunk(e)y »Diener; Speichellecker«> (veraltet) Diener, Lakai …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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