Definition of Lackey

1. Noun. A male servant (especially a footman).

Exact synonyms: Flunkey, Flunky
Generic synonyms: Retainer, Servant



2. Noun. A person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage.

Definition of Lackey

1. n. An attending male servant; a footman; a servile follower.

2. v. t. To attend as a lackey; to wait upon.

3. v. i. To act or serve as lackey; to pay servile attendance.

Definition of Lackey

1. Noun. A footman, a liveried male servant. ¹

2. Noun. A fawning, servile follower; a lickspittle. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To attend, wait upon, serve obsequiously ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To toady, play the flunky ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lackey

1. to act in a servile manner [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Lackey

1. Origin: F. Laquais; cf. Sp. & Pg. Lacayo; of uncertain origin; perh. Of German origin, and akin to E.lick. An attending male servant; a footman; a servile follower. "Like a Christian footboy or a gentleman's lackey. " (Shak) Lackey caterpillar, the moth which produces the lackey caterpillar. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lackey

lackadaisical
lackadaisically
lackadaisicalness
lackadaisy
lackaday
lackbrain
lackbrains
lacke
lacked
lacker
lackered
lackering
lackers
lackest
lacketh
lackey (current term)
lackeyed
lackeying
lackeys
lacking
lacking(p)
lackland
lacklands
lackluster
lacklusterly
lacklusterness
lacklusters
lacklustre
lacklustrely
lacklustreness

Literary usage of Lackey

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"loaded gun In the buggy, and defendant demanded of lackey Burton the return of a pistol claimed by him, which it seems had been pawned with lackey Burton by ..."

2. Courts and Lawyers of Pennsylvania: A History, 1623-1923 by Frank Marshall Eastman (1922)
"They are the parents of two sons : Allen Cooper and John lackey. ... THOMAS STEPHENS lackey. Combining important and extensive business interests with ..."

3. The Journal of Geography by National Council of Geography Teachers (U.S.) (1918)
"MEASURING THE ABILITY OF CHILDREN IN GEOGRAPHY BY EE lackey State Normal School, Wayne, Neb. THE NEED OF A MEASURING STICK THE ability of children in ..."

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