Examples of lackey in a Sentence
He was nothing but a spineless lackey of the establishment.
a celebrity surrounded by his lackeys
Recent Examples of lackey from the Web
When the weekend concludes, Trump returns to the D.C. swamp with all the enthusiasm of an office lackey slouching toward his cubicle on Monday morning.
According to WIRED, his talk was preceded by this inane brow-beating from a dutiful congressional lackey: To record today’s session would be such a breach of trust, [in] my opinion.
No wonder the police and some of their unquestioning lackeys in the political arena are trying to shut this avenue down.
Bono also worked, as a lackey and punching bag, for Phil Spector, the greatest music producer of the pre-Beatles era.
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Origin and Etymology of lackey
First Known Use: 1523See Words from the same year
Synonymsdaily [British], domestic, flunky (also flunkey or flunkie), servant, menial, retainer, slavey, steward
Related Wordsbutler, 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 Antonymsboss, captain, chief, foreman, head, headman, helmsman, kingpin, leader, taskmaster
Definition of lackey
First Known Use of lackey
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Definition of lackey for English Language Learners
: a person who is or acts like a weak servant of someone powerful
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