lackey

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lack·ey

 (lăk′ē)
n. pl. lack·eys
1. A servile follower; a toady.
2. A liveried male servant; a footman.
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 Middle French alagues, lacayz, military valet, perhaps ultimately (via Byzantine Greek oulakēs) from Ottoman Turkish ulak, courier; akin to Old Turkic ulaq, stage horse, relay horse, postal delivery, from ulamaq, to join, connect.]

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