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lackey

noun lack·ey \ ˈla-kē \

Definition of lackey

plural lackeys
1 a :footman 2, servant
b :someone who does menial tasks or runs errands for another
2 :a servile follower :toady

Examples of lackey in a Sentence

  1. He was nothing but a spineless lackey of the establishment.

  2. a celebrity surrounded by his lackeys

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Origin and Etymology of lackey

Middle French laquais


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lackey

verb

Definition of lackey

lackeyed; lackeying
intransitive verb
archaic :to serve as a lackey :toady
transitive verb
:to wait upon or serve obsequiously

First Known Use of lackey

1568


LACKEY Defined for English Language Learners

lackey

noun

Definition of lackey for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is or acts like a weak servant of someone powerful



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