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Meaning of LACKEY

Pronunciation:  'lakee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a male servant (especially a footman)
  2. [n]  a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
 

LACKEY is a 6 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: crawler, flunkey, flunky, sycophant, toady
 
 See Also: adulator, apple polisher, ass-kisser, bootlicker, fawner, flatterer, goody-goody, groveler, groveller, retainer, servant, truckler

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Lack"ey\, n.; pl. {Lackeys}. [F. laquais; cf. Sp. & Pg.
    lacayo; of uncertain origin; perh. of German origin, and akin
    to E. lick, v.]
    An attending male servant; a footman; a servile follower.
    
          Like a Christian footboy or a gentleman's lackey.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    {Lackey caterpillar} (Zo["o]l.), the caterpillar, or larva,
       of any bombycid moth of the genus {Clisiocampa}; -- so
       called from its party-colored markings. The common
       European species ({C. neustria}) is striped with blue,
       yellow, and red, with a white line on the back. The
       American species ({C. Americana} and {C. sylvatica}) are
       commonly called {tent caterpillars}. See {Tent
       caterpillar}, under {Tent}.
    
    {Lackey moth} (Zo["o]l.), the moth which produces the lackey
       caterpillar.
    
    
  2. \Lack"ey\, v. t.
    To attend as a lackey; to wait upon.
    
          A thousand liveried angels lackey her.   --Milton.
    
    
  3. \Lack"ey\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lackeyed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Lackeying}.]
    To act or serve as lackey; to pay servile attendance.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adherent, apple-polisher, ass-licker, backscratcher, backslapper, bootlick, bootlicker, brownie, brown-nose, clawback, courtier, creature, cringer, dependent, disciple, dummy, dupe, fawner, feudatory, figurehead, flatterer, flunky, follower, footlicker, footman, gillie, goon, groveler, handshaker, hanger-on, helot, henchman, homager, inferior, instrument, jackal, kowtower, led captain, lickspit, lickspittle, liege, liege man, liveried servant, man, mealymouth, minion, myrmidon, peon, puppet, retainer, satellite, serf, slave, spaniel, stooge, subordinate, suck, sycophant, thug, timeserver, toad, toady, tool, truckler, tufthunter, underling, understrapper, vassal, votary, yeoman, yes-man
 

 

 

 

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