lackey

or lac·quey

[ lak-ee ]
/ ˈlæk i /

noun, plural lack·eys.

a servile follower; toady.
a footman or liveried manservant.

verb (used with object), lack·eyed, lack·ey·ing.

to attend as a lackey does.

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Origin of lackey

1520–30; <Middle French laquais, perhaps <Catalan lacayo, alacayo< ?

OTHER WORDS FROM lackey

un·lack·eyed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lackey

lackey
/ (ˈlækɪ) /

noun

a servile follower; hanger-on
a liveried male servant or valet
a person who is treated like a servant

verb

(when intr, often foll by for) to act as a lackey (to)
Also (rare): lacquey

Word Origin for lackey

C16: via French laquais, from Old French, perhaps from Catalan lacayo, alacayo; perhaps related to alcalde
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