Other Word Forms of Lackey
Origin of Lackey
Middle French laquais, which is probably (via Old Provençal lacai?) from Spanish lacayo, itself perhaps from Italian lacchè and Greek λακές (lakés), from Turkish ulak. Another possibility is through French, from Catalan alacay, from Arabic القاضي (al-qāḍī, “magistrate”). See French laquais.
French laquais from Old French
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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