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A deck of cards is built like the purest of hierarchies, with every card a master to those below it, a lackey to those above it.
Ely Culbertson

Meaning of "lackey" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LACKEY

Via French laquais, from Old French, perhaps from Catalan lacayo, alacayo; perhaps related to alcalde.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LACKEY

lackey  [ˈlækɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LACKEY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lackey is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb lackey in English.

WHAT DOES LACKEY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

lackey

Lackey

A lackey or lacquey is a term for a uniformed manservant, in its original meaning. The modern connotation of "servile follower" appeared later, in 1588.

Definition of lackey in the English dictionary

The first definition of lackey in the dictionary is a servile follower; hanger-on. Other definition of lackey is a liveried male servant or valet. Lackey is also a person who is treated like a servant.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO LACKEY

PRESENT

Present
I lackey
you lackey
he/she/it lackeys
we lackey
you lackey
they lackey
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
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
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I lackeyed
you lackeyed
he/she/it lackeyed
we lackeyed
you lackeyed
they 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
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
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will lackey
you will lackey
he/she/it will lackey
we will lackey
you will lackey
they will lackey
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
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 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
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would lackey
you would lackey
he/she/it would lackey
we would lackey
you would lackey
they would lackey
Conditional continuous
I would be lackeying
you would be lackeying
he/she/it would be lackeying
we would be lackeying
you would be lackeying
they would be lackeying
Conditional perfect
I would have lackey
you would have lackey
he/she/it would have lackey
we would have lackey
you would have lackey
they would have lackey
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been lackeying
you would have been lackeying
he/she/it would have been lackeying
we would have been lackeying
you would have been lackeying
they would have been lackeying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you lackey
we let´s lackey
you lackey
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to lackey
Past participle
lackeyed
Present Participle
lackeying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LACKEY


baccy
ˈbækɪ
bukkake
ˌbuːˈkækɪ
cracky
ˈkrækɪ
Jackie
ˈdʒækɪ
Jackie-Jackie
ˈdʒækɪ-ˈdʒækɪ
Jacky
ˈdʒækɪ
Jacky-Jacky
ˈdʒækɪ-ˈdʒækɪ
lacquey
ˈlækɪ
maki
ˈmækɪ
matsutake
ˌmætsʊˈtækɪ
Paki
ˈpækɪ
quacky
ˈkwækɪ
rumaki
rəˈmækɪ
tackey
ˈtækɪ
tacky
ˈtækɪ
takky
ˈtækɪ
teppan-yaki
ˌtɛpænˈjækɪ
teriyaki
ˌtɛrɪˈjækɪ
wacky
ˈwækɪ
whacky
ˈwækɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LACKEY

laciniate
laciniated
laciniation
lack
lackadaisical
lackadaisically
lackadaisicalness
lackadaisy
lackaday
lacker
lackey moth
lacking
lackland
lackluster
lacklustre
Laclos
lacmus
Laconia
Laconian
laconic

WORDS THAT END LIKE LACKEY

ball hockey
dickey
disc jockey
disk jockey
doohickey
field hockey
gin rickey
hickey
hockey
ice hockey
jockey
jump jockey
mickey
mouse jockey
outjockey
pond hockey
rickey
take the mickey
tickey
video jockey

Synonyms and antonyms of lackey in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LACKEY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «lackey» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of lackey

Translation of «lackey» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LACKEY

Find out the translation of lackey to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lackey from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lackey» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

马屁精
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lacayo
570 millions of speakers

English

lackey
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नौकर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

العميلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лакей
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lacaio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভৃত্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

laquais
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kekurangan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lakai
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

へつらう
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kurang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tay sai
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

லாக்கி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दानी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uşak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lacchè
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lokaj
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лакей
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lacheu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υπηρέτης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lakei
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lakej
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lakei
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lackey

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LACKEY»

The term «lackey» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.990 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LACKEY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «lackey» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «lackey» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lackey

EXAMPLES

QUOTES WITH «LACKEY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word lackey.
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Ely Culbertson
A deck of cards is built like the purest of hierarchies, with every card a master to those below it, a lackey to those above it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LACKEY»

Discover the use of lackey in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lackey and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Arrows of the Queen
Talia, a young runaway, is made a herald at the royal court after she rescues one of the legendary Companions. When she uncovers a plot to seize the throne, Talia must use her empathic powers to save the queen.
Mercedes Lackey, 1987
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Joust: Joust #1
The first book in this thrilling new series introduces us to a young slave who dreams of becoming a jouster-one of the few warriors who can actually ride a flying dragon. And so, in secret, he begins to raise his own dragon.
Mercedes Lackey, 2004
3
The Black Gryphon
It is an age when Valdemar is yet unfounded, its organization of Heralds yet unformed, and magic is still a wild and uncontrolled force.
Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, 1995
4
The Black Swan
A monumental tale of loyalty and betrayal, of magic good and evil, of love both carnal and pure, and of the duality of human nature, The Black Swan is a rich tapestry which is sure to become an all-time masterpiece of fantasy.
Mercedes Lackey, 2000
5
Fortune's Fool
The seventh daughter of the Sea King, Ekaterina is more than a pampered princess--she's also the family spy.
Mercedes Lackey, 2008
6
Magic's Pawn
In Magic's Pawn, an ancient age in the history of Valdemar comes to life--an age when the kingdom was ravaged by the ungoverned fury of bandit warlords, ferocious ice dragons, and the wild magic of wizards.
Mercedes Lackey, 1989
7
Steadfast: (Elemental Masters #8)
The new novel in Mercedes Lackey’s bestselling series of an alternative Edwardian Britain, where magic is real—and Elemental Masters are in control.
Mercedes Lackey, 2013
8
Storm Breaking
The saving of their world just might be accomplished by the work of a man who has been dead for millennia!
Mercedes Lackey, 1997
9
Oathblood
Also included in the unique volume is the complete collection of Lackey's short stories about these two brave sisters as they answer the call of their destinies with sword and sorcery!
Mercedes Lackey, 1998
10
A Tangled Web
Kidnapping Persephone should have been an easy task.
Mercedes Lackey, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LACKEY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lackey is used in the context of the following news items.
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Cardinals SP John Lackey improves to 8-5 with win on Saturday …
Cardinals right-hander John Lackey took full advantage of a poor Mets offense, as he led St. Louis to a 12-2 victory on Saturday. Lackey ... «CBSSports.com, Jul 15»
2
Lackey gets start in second game against Mets
St. Louis pitcher John Lackey will take the mound tonight in the Cardinals' second game in their three-game home series against the New York ... «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
3
Cardinals feed off Lackey's intensity on the mound - FOX Sports
John Lackey wasn't one of the St. Louis Cardinals' six All-Stars but his recent performances have been worthy of that status. Lackey looks to ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
4
Roseburg man gets life in prison in grandfather's death, firing on …
The News-Review reports that 25-year-old Jonathan Lackey was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus ... «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»
5
Jonathan Lackey sentenced to life in prison
Jonathan Lackey was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus an additional 210 months, on Wednesday morning after ... «NRToday.com, Jul 15»
6
Michael Wacha: John Lackey 'has done wonders' for Cardinals
CINCINNATI — Red Sox fans may not want to hear it, but John Lackey, who was under the Red Sox' control for 2015 until they traded him to ... «WEEI.com, Jul 15»
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A princess and a saucy lackey: the actors' guide to Rosalind in As …
She's the cross-dressing heroine who leaves the court and is set free in the forest of Arden. Ronald Pickup and Michelle Terry, who played ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Ten things we know — or think we know — about the Red Sox at the …
Joe Kelly and Allen Craig are both in Pawtucket while John Lackey, making all of $500,000 this season, won seven games with a 2.99 ERA for ... «Boston.com, Jul 15»
9
Cardinals waste solid outing by John Lackey in loss on Saturday
Cardinals right-hander John Lackey posted a sixth-consecutive quality start on Saturday, but left with a no-decision in the 6-5 extra-innings loss ... «CBSSports.com, Jul 15»
10
Bullpen Fails to Protect Lackey's Lead Bucs Beat Cards in Game …
The Cardinals bullpen failed to protect the lead of John Lackey (7-5) who left the game for Kevin Siegrist. Siegrist allowed two runs, one earned ... «Tru School Sports, Jul 15»

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