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lackey

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lackey

  1. a person hired to perform household or personal services <the housekeeper sent the lackey to fetch some more coffee> Synonyms daily [British], domestic, flunky (also flunkey or flunkie), servant, menial, retainer, slavey, stewardRelated Words butler, footman, groom, houseboy, houseman, majordomo, man, manservant, servitor, valet; handmaiden (also handmaid), housekeeper, housemaid, lady-in-waiting, maid, maidservant, wench, woman; assistant, attendant, companion, factotum, follower; dogsbody [chiefly British], drudge, gofer (or gopher)Near Antonyms boss, captain, chief, foreman, head, headman, helmsman, kingpin, leader, taskmasterAntonyms master, mistress





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