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English definition of “underling”

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.Employees and colleagues
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