Examples of lackey in a Sentence
He was nothing but a spineless lackey of the establishment.
a celebrity surrounded by his lackeys
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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
Middle French laquais
First Known Use: 1523See Words from the same year
Definition of lackey
archaic : to serve as a lackey : toady
: to wait upon or serve obsequiously
First Known Use of lackey
LACKEY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lackey for English Language Learners
: a person who is or acts like a weak servant of someone powerful
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