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flunky +‎ -ism


flunkyism (countable and uncountable, plural flunkyisms)

  1. The quality or characteristics of a flunky; readiness to cringe to those who are superior in wealth or position; toadyism.
    • 1648, Thomas Carlyle, Death Warrant:
      This action of the English Regicides did in effect strike a damp like death through the heart of Flunkyism universally in this world

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “flunkyism”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)