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lackey

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noun lack·ey \ˈla-kē\

Definition of lackey

plural

lackeys

  1. 1a :  footman 2, servantb :  someone who does menial tasks or runs errands for another

  2. 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

Origin and Etymology of lackey

Middle French laquais


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lackey

verb lack·ey

Definition of lackey

lackeyed

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lackeying

  1. intransitive verb
  2. archaic :  to serve as a lackey :  toady

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to wait upon or serve obsequiously

First Known Use of lackey

1568


LACKEY Defined for English Language Learners

lackey

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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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