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lackey

1lackey

noun lack·ey \ˈla-kē\

: a person who is or acts like a weak servant of someone powerful

plural lackeys

Full Definition of LACKEY

1
a :  footman 2, servant
b :  someone who does menial tasks or runs errands for another
2
:  a servile follower :  toady

Examples of LACKEY

  1. He was nothing but a spineless lackey of the establishment.
  2. a celebrity surrounded by his lackeys

Origin of LACKEY

Middle French laquais
First Known Use: 1523

Rhymes with LACKEY

2lackey

verb
lack·eyedlack·ey·ing

Definition of LACKEY

intransitive verb
archaic
:  to serve as a lackey :  toady
transitive verb
:  to wait upon or serve obsequiously

First Known Use of LACKEY

1568

Rhymes with LACKEY

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