AskDefine | Define underling

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underling n : an assistant subject to the authority or control of another [syn: subordinate, subsidiary, foot soldier]

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a subordinate, or person of lesser rank or authority

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

assistant, cog, commonality, commonalty, creature, dependent, employee, feudatory, flunky, follower, hanger-on, helper, hoi polloi, homager, inferior, junior, lackey, liege, liege man, lightweight, lower class, lower orders, masses, minion, myrmidon, pawn, peon, poor relation, retainer, right-hand man, scrub, second fiddle, secondary, serf, servant, slave, stooge, subaltern, subordinate, third stringer, understrapper, vassal, yeoman, yes-man
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