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
Which brings us to journalists’ general silence when Trump and his lackeys say cruel things about Muslims, Mexicans, and immigrants.
Brown’s own back story — Disney lot lackey, NBC page, Senate campaign aide — is almost as interesting as his writing.
But based on the behavior of Republicans in Congress now, who more and more look like authoritarian lackeys encouraging Trump to dive into lawlessness, the same chain of events isn't likely.
Juries don’t like to see a kingpin get a sweet deal and then testify against a few lackeys or underlings.
Humphrey was seen as a Johnson lackey who would continue the war.
Every lackey quails, expecting to be whipped, or worse.
Western Puppet’ Khama’s public utterances haven’t gone down well among his African peers, some of whom have labeled him a lackey of Western governments.
Lamb has pledged not to support the 77-year-old former speaker for another term as her party’s House leader and casts Saccone as the real lackey in the race, certain to cut Social Security and Medicare.
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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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