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Definition 1: an assistant subject to the authority or control of another - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for underling in the sense of this definition

(underling is a kind of ...) a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

"my invaluable assistant" "they hired additional help to finish the work"

(... is a kind of underling ) a person with subordinate membership in a society, institution, or commercial enterprise

"associates in the law firm bill at a lower rate than do partners"

(... is a kind of underling ) a person of low status

(... is a kind of underling ) a subordinate who performs an important but routine function

"he was a small cog in a large machine"

(... is a kind of underling ) a male subordinate

"the chief stationed two men outside the building" "he awaited word from his man in Havana"

(... is a kind of underling ) someone who serves in a subordinate capacity or plays a secondary role

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