Definitions for lackeyˈlæk i
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lackey, flunky, flunkey(noun)
a male servant (especially a footman)
sycophant, toady, crawler, lackey, ass-kisser(noun)
a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
A footman, a liveried male servant.
A fawning, servile follower; a lickspittle.
To attend, wait upon, serve obsequiously
To toady, play the flunky
Origin: laquais, which is probably (via lacai?) from lacayo, itself perhaps from lacchè and λακές, from ulak. Another possibility is through , from alacay, from قاضي. See French laquais.
an attending male servant; a footman; a servile follower
to attend as a lackey; to wait upon
to act or serve as lackey; to pay servile attendance
Origin: [F. laquais; cf. Sp. & Pg. lacayo; of uncertain origin; perh. of German origin, and akin to E. lick, v.]
A lackey or lacquey is a term for a uniformed manservant, in its original meaning. The modern connotation of "servile follower" appeared later, in 1588.
Translations for lackey
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- leccaculo, lacchèItalian
- 走狗, へつらうJapanese
- voetvaag, slaafje, lakeiDutch
- прихвостень, лакей, холуйRussian
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