Lackey - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈlæki|  American pronunciation of the word lackey
Brit.  |ˈlaki|  British pronunciation of the word lackey

noun

- a male servant (especially a footman) (syn: flunkey, flunky)
- a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage (syn: ass-kisser, crawler, sycophant, toady)

Examples

He was nothing but a spineless lackey of the establishment.

a celebrity surrounded by his lackeys

Word forms

noun
singular: lackey
plural: lackeys
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