Definitions for lackeyˈlæk i
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lack•eyˈlæk i(n.; v.)(pl.)-eys
(n.)a servile follower; toady.
a liveried manservant; footman.
(v.t.)to serve obsequiously.
Origin of lackey:
1520–30; < MF laquais
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