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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)

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.

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.""