Simple Definition of lackey
: a person who is or acts like a weak servant of someone powerful
Examples of lackey
He was nothing but a spineless lackey of the establishment.
a celebrity surrounded by his lackeys
Origin of lackey
Middle French laquais
First Known Use: 1523
Definition of lackey
: to serve as a lackey : toady
: to wait upon or serve obsequiously
First Known Use of lackey
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