flunkey vs stooge what difference

what is difference between flunkey and stooge

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈflʌŋki/
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋki

Alternative forms

  • flunkie
  • flunky

Noun

flunkey (plural flunkeys or flunkies)

  1. (derogatory) An underling; a liveried servant or a footman; servant, retainer – a person working in the service of another (especially in the household).
    • 1975, Saul Bellow, Humboldt’s Gift [Avon ed., 1976, p. 304]:
      Dignified flunkies in the circular reception hall of the Ritz took my bag and briefcase and I came through the revolving door looking for Renata.
  2. One who is obsequious or cringing; a snob.
  3. (US, finance, slang) One easily deceived in buying stocks; an inexperienced and unwary jobber.

Translations

Derived terms

  • flunkeydom
  • flunkeyish
  • flunkeyism

See also

  • lackey



English

Etymology

Perhaps an abbreviation of Russian студе́нт (studént) [stʊˈdʲent]; the original meaning was “stage assistant, actor who assists a comedian”. It may have been a Yiddish vaudeville term.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stuːdʒ/
  • Rhymes: -uːdʒ

Noun

stooge (plural stooges)

  1. One who knowingly allows himself or herself to be used for another’s profit; a dupe.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:loyal follower
  2. (comedy) A straight man.
  3. A secret informant for police.
  4. (psychology) A confederate; a person who is secretly working for the researcher, unknown to the study participant.

Translations

Verb

stooge (third-person singular simple present stooges, present participle stooging, simple past and past participle stooged)

  1. (intransitive) To act as a straight man.

See also

  • claque

References

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