Definition of "lackey" []

  • A liveried male servant; a footman. (noun)
  • A servile follower; a toady. (noun)
  • To wait on as a footman; attend. (verb-transitive)
  • To act in a servile manner; fawn. (verb-intransitive)
  • A servile follower; hanger-on (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A liveried male servant or valet (noun)
  • A person who is treated like a servant (noun)
  • To act as a lackey (to) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "lackey" in a sentence
  • "Only the hapless Ring lackey is duped and cornered into making some very wrong choices."
  • "I can tell you this, if she thinks that scoring points with some Bush Administration lackey is in the best interest of Aggies, then she is sadly mistaken."
  • "Libya's state television broadcast on Thursday what it said was a telephone conversation between the U.S. ambassador and the commander in charge of rebel forces in the east, who it described as a "lackey.""