a : footman 2, servant
b : someone who does menial tasks or runs errands for another
: a servile follower : toady
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
intransitive verb archaic
: to serve as a lackey : toady
: to wait upon or serve obsequiously
First Known Use of LACKEY
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