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
So the president who can't empathize with people outside of his tax bracket is surrounded by lackeys who think people struggling with addiction should just bootstrap their way out of it.
More: Trump nominee from Cincinnati Michael Dourson grilled at Senate hearing: 'Corporate lackey' or good scientist?
If Clinton had been president and had reported such a job interview with Mueller, Trump would have denounced Mueller as her lackey.
From lackey of the caliphate to productive member of Western society. Inspiring stuff.
Commissioners Paul Tagliabue, Roger Goodell and their lackeys were morally bankrupt in ignoring the effect of concussions and in obstructing and persecuting the doctors and researchers who told the truth.
Flags can’t be racist, but people who choose to ignore oppression based on race (and their black lackeys) can.
But now members of his more progressive voter base, including Buddhist monks, attack him for being a lackey of Washington.
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.
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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
First Known Use of lackey
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