underling


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Underling \Un"der*ling\, n. [Under + -ling.]
   1. An inferior person or agent; a subordinate; a low-ranking
      employee. --Milton.
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   2. Hence, A mean, sorry fellow. --Milton.
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            The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
            But in ourselves, that we are underlings. --Shak.
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