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noun [countable] lackey pronunciation in American English /ˈlæki/
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  1. 1
    someone who is too willing to do whatever they are told to do, especially when the person, organization, etc. being obeyed is much more important or powerful

    The ambassador is careful not to appear to be a U.S. lackey.

  2. 2
    literary an old word meaning a “servant
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