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Definition of lackey noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    lackey

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈlæki//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlæki//
     
     
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  1. 1(old-fashioned) a servant
  2. 2(disapproving) a person who is treated like a servant or who behaves like one
  3. Word Origin early 16th cent.: from French laquais, perhaps from Catalan alacay, from Arabic al-qā'id ‘the chief’.
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