What does lackey mean?

Definitions for lackeyˈlæk i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lackey.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lackey, flunky, flunkey(noun)

    a male servant (especially a footman)

  2. sycophant, toady, crawler, lackey, ass-kisser(noun)

    a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage


  1. lackey(Noun)

    A footman, a liveried male servant.

  2. lackey(Noun)

    A fawning, servile follower; a lickspittle.

  3. lackey(Verb)

    To attend, wait upon, serve obsequiously

  4. lackey(Verb)

    To toady, play the flunky

  5. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lackey

    an attending male servant; a footman; a servile follower

  2. Lackey(verb)

    to attend as a lackey; to wait upon

  3. Lackey(verb)

    to act or serve as lackey; to pay servile attendance

  4. Origin: [F. laquais; cf. Sp. & Pg. lacayo; of uncertain origin; perh. of German origin, and akin to E. lick, v.]


  1. Lackey

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lackey

    lak′i, n. a menial attendant: a footman or footboy.—v.t. and v.i. to pay servile attendance: to act as a footman. [O. Fr. laquay (Fr. laquais)—Sp. lacayo, a lackey; perh. Ar. luka‛, servile.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lackey in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lackey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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