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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lackey  \Lack"ey\,  n.;  pl  {Lackeys}.  [F.  laquais  cf  Sp  &  Pg 
  lacayo  of  uncertain  origin;  perh.  of  German  origin,  and  akin 
  to  E.  lick,  v.] 
  An  attending  male  servant;  a  footman;  a  servile  follower. 
  Like  a  Christian  footboy  or  a  gentleman's  lackey. 
  {Lackey  caterpillar}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  caterpillar,  or  larva, 
  of  any  bombycid  moth  of  the  genus  {Clisiocampa};  --  so 
  called  from  its  party-colored  markings.  The  common 
  European  species  ({C.  neustria})  is  striped  with  blue, 
  yellow,  and  red,  with  a  white  line  on  the  back  The 
  American  species  ({C.  Americana}  and  {C.  sylvatica})  are 
  commonly  called  {tent  caterpillars}.  See  {Tent 
  caterpillar},  under  {Tent}. 
  {Lackey  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  moth  which  produces  the  lackey 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lackey  \Lack"ey\,  v.  t. 
  To  attend  as  a  lackey;  to  wait  upon 
  A  thousand  liveried  angels  lackey  her  --Milton. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lackey  \Lack"ey\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lackeyed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Lackeying}.] 
  To  act  or  serve  as  lackey;  to  pay  servile  attendance. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  male  servant  (especially  a  footman)  [syn:  {flunky},  {flunkey}] 
  2:  a  person  who  tries  to  please  someone  in  order  to  gain  a 
  personal  advantage  [syn:  {sycophant},  {toady},  {crawler}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Lackey,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  41643 

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