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lackey

or lac路quey

[ lak-ee ]
/ 藞l忙k i /
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noun, plural lack路eys.
a servile follower; toady.
a footman or liveried manservant.
verb (used with object), lack路eyed, lack路ey路ing.
to attend as a lackey does.
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Origin of lackey

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

OTHER WORDS FROM lackey

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

lackey
/ (藞l忙k瑟) /

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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