What is a flunkey?

What is a flunkey? Here are some definitions.

  1. (derogatory) An underling; 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. (US, finance, slang) One easily deceived in buying stocks; an inexperienced and unwary jobber.
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At the same moment a flunkey in chocolate and cream approached him.
The flunkey in the hall was evidently expecting his arrival.
This good flunkey, in spite of his conscientious scruples, really could not resist continuing such a very genteel and agreeable conversation.
A liveried flunkey doffed his cap and drove the Peugeot away while others dutifully hauled luggage about.
And of course he could not exist, unless he had flunkey customers by the dozen.
The flunkey referred her to Count Rechberg, the aide-de-camp on duty.

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