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
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.
But now members of his more progressive voter base, including Buddhist monks, attack him for being a lackey of Washington.
Flags can’t be racist, but people who choose to ignore oppression based on race (and their black lackeys) can.
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.
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.
According to WIRED, his talk was preceded by this inane brow-beating from a dutiful congressional lackey: To record today’s session would be such a breach of trust, [in] my opinion.
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
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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