lackey (n.) Old form(s): Lackeyes, Lacquey
footman, minion, flunky
AW IV.iii.282[Parolles to First Soldier, of Dumaine] In a retreat he outruns any lackey [i.e. one who runs beside a coach]
AYL III.ii.287[Rosalind to Celia, of Orlando] I will speak to him like a saucy lackey
H5 III.vii.108[Constable to Orleans, of the Dauphin's valour] never anybody saw it but his lackey
H5 IV.i.265[King Henry alone, of a wretched slave] like a lackey ... / Sweats in the eye of Phoebus
H8 V.ii.17[Cranmer to himself, of waiting outside the Council Chamber door] 'Mong boys, grooms, and lackeys
TS III.ii.63[Biondello to Baptista, of Petruchio's man] his lackey, for all the world caparisoned like the horse
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