Part of speech: noun

A subordinate; an inferior.

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Usage examples "underling":

  1. A few minutes after some underling of the theatre found us out and brought us, " by Mrs. Siddons' desire," to the best places the house could afford. - "John Halifax, Gentleman", Dinah Maria Mulock Craik.
  2. Sira Nal's checks paled slightly with rage as he stared at his underling. - "The Players", Everett B. Cole.
  3. He knew now that Jackson, the footman, had only been an underling. - "Doors of the Night", Frank L. Packard.