Simple Definition of lackey
: a person who is or acts like a weak servant of someone powerful
Examples of lackey in a sentence
He was nothing but a spineless lackey of the establishment.
a celebrity surrounded by his lackeys
Origin and Etymology 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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up lackey? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).