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underling

noun [C] uk   /ˈʌn.dəl.ɪŋ/  us   /-dɚ.lɪŋ/ disapproving
a person of low rank and little authority who works for someone more important: She surrounded herself with underlings who were too afraid of her to answer back.
Translations of “underling”
in Chinese (Traditional) 手下,走卒,嘍囉,下屬…
in Chinese (Simplified) 手下,走卒,喽,下属…
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