lackey


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lack·ey

 (lăk′ē)
n. pl. lack·eys
1. A liveried male servant; a footman.
2. A servile follower; a toady.
v. lack·eyed, lack·ey·ing, lack·eys
v.tr.
To wait on as a footman; attend.
v.intr.
To act in a servile manner; fawn.

[French laquais, from Old French.]

lackey

(ˈlækɪ)
n
1. a servile follower; hanger-on
2. (Professions) a liveried male servant or valet
3. a person who is treated like a servant
vb
(when: intr, often foll by for) to act as a lackey (to)
Also (rare): lacquey
[C16: via French laquais, from Old French, perhaps from Catalan lacayo, alacayo; perhaps related to alcalde]

lack•ey

(ˈlæk i)

n., pl. -eys,
v. n.
1. a servile follower; toady.
2. a liveried manservant; footman.
v.t.
3. to serve obsequiously.
[1520–30; < Middle French laquais]

lackey


Past participle: lackeyed
Gerund: lackeying

Imperative
lackey
lackey
Present
I lackey
you lackey
he/she/it lackeys
we lackey
you lackey
they lackey
Preterite
I lackeyed
you lackeyed
he/she/it lackeyed
we lackeyed
you lackeyed
they lackeyed
Present Continuous
I am lackeying
you are lackeying
he/she/it is lackeying
we are lackeying
you are lackeying
they are lackeying
Present Perfect
I have lackeyed
you have lackeyed
he/she/it has lackeyed
we have lackeyed
you have lackeyed
they have lackeyed
Past Continuous
I was lackeying
you were lackeying
he/she/it was lackeying
we were lackeying
you were lackeying
they were lackeying
Past Perfect
I had lackeyed
you had lackeyed
he/she/it had lackeyed
we had lackeyed
you had lackeyed
they had lackeyed
Future
I will lackey
you will lackey
he/she/it will lackey
we will lackey
you will lackey
they will lackey
Future Perfect
I will have lackeyed
you will have lackeyed
he/she/it will have lackeyed
we will have lackeyed
you will have lackeyed
they will have lackeyed
Future Continuous
I will be lackeying
you will be lackeying
he/she/it will be lackeying
we will be lackeying
you will be lackeying
they will be lackeying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lackeying
you have been lackeying
he/she/it has been lackeying
we have been lackeying
you have been lackeying
they have been lackeying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lackeying
you will have been lackeying
he/she/it will have been lackeying
we will have been lackeying
you will have been lackeying
they will have been lackeying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lackeying
you had been lackeying
he/she/it had been lackeying
we had been lackeying
you had been lackeying
they had been lackeying
Conditional
I would lackey
you would lackey
he/she/it would lackey
we would lackey
you would lackey
they would lackey
Past Conditional
I would have lackeyed
you would have lackeyed
he/she/it would have lackeyed
we would have lackeyed
you would have lackeyed
they would have lackeyed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lackey - a male servant (especially a footman)
servant, retainer - a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
2.lackey - a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantagelackey - a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
apple polisher, bootlicker, fawner, groveler, groveller, truckler - someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect; who behaves as if he had no self-respect
adulator, flatterer - a person who uses flattery
goody-goody - a person who behaves extremely well in order to please a superior

lackey

noun hanger-on, fawner, pawn, attendant, tool, instrument, parasite, cohort (chiefly U.S.), valet, menial, minion, footman, sycophant, yes-man, manservant, toady, flunky, brown-noser (taboo slang), flatterer, ass-kisser (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang), varlet (archaic) I'm not staying as a paid lackey to act as your yes-man.
Translations
lokaj
lakaj
lakeija

lackey

[ˈlækɪ] N (gen) → lacayo m (also fig)

lackey

[ˈlæki] nlaquais m

lackey

n (lit, fig)Lakai m

lackey

[ˈlækɪ] n (also) (pej) → lacchè m inv
References in classic literature ?
I thanked him; I couldn't do less; and about this time a lackey came to say I was wanted; so Clarence led me in and took me off to one side and sat down by me.
However the lackey promised him that it should be taken care of, and urged him to obey the call so pressingly that at last the porter was obliged to yield.
From all I have said thou wilt gather, Sancho, that there must be a difference between master and man, between lord and lackey, between knight and squire: so that from this day forward in our intercourse we must observe more respect and take less liberties, for in whatever way I may be provoked with you it will be bad for the pitcher.
The saviour, the former hero, was flying like a mangy, unkempt sheep-dog at his lackey, and the lackey was jeering at him
When D'Artagnan was out of the Louvre, and consulted his friends upon the use he had best make of his share of the forty pistoles, Athos advised him to order a good repast at the Pomme-de-Pin, Porthos to engage a lackey, and Aramis to provide himself with a suitable mistress.
They both dismounted, consigned their horses to the lackey who had opened the door, and disappeared in the garden.
For it is a solid, heavy, handsome door, and must once have been in the habit of shutting with a sonorous bang behind a liveried lackey, who had just seen his master and mistress off the grounds in a carriage and pair.
When arrived at the stables, Raoul gave his horse to a little lackey, and sprang up the perron with an ardor that would have delighted the heart of his father.
The archdeacon had in Quasimodo the most submissive slave, the most docile lackey, the most vigilant of dogs.
It was bruited about outside still, on the authority of what the great lackey had told some great noble whom he favored, in confidence, that M.
If you marry expecting anything from yourself in the future, you will feel at every step that for you all is ended, all is closed except the drawing room, where you will be ranged side by side with a court lackey and an idiot
Directly he heard a low challenge from one of his sentries, who presently appeared escorting a lackey.