Definition of underling in English:


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mainly derogatory
  • usually underlingsA person lower in status or rank.

    ‘she was shouting orders at underlings between gulps of coffee’
    • ‘So I've got twice the number of underlings to ruthlessly torment now.’
    • ‘Phillip ordered his underlings, repeating the orders from his superiors.’
    • ‘He is a mere underling, and underlings should not interfere with her plans.’
    • ‘He lowered the papers and looked across at his two underlings.’
    • ‘He was berating one of his underlings for all the world to hear.’
    subordinate, inferior, deputy, junior, assistant, adjutant, aide, minion, lackey, flunkey, menial, retainer, vassal, subject, serf, hireling, servant, henchman, myrmidon, right-hand man, right-hand woman, girl Friday, man Friday, factotum, stooge
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/ˈəndərliNG/ /ˈəndərlɪŋ/