Variant of lackey
noun pl. lackeys
- a male servant of low rank, usually in some sort of livery or uniform
- a follower who carries out another's orders like a servant; toady
Origin: Fr laquais, a lackey, soldier < Catalan alacay < Sp lacayo, lackey, footman < OSp alcayaz < Ar alqā'īd: see alcaide
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