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



    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 Originearly 16th cent.: from French laquais, perhaps from Catalan alacay, from Arabic al-qā'id ‘the chief’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lackey