Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of lackey.
  • v. alternative form of (to play the) lackey

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A former spelling of lackey.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • There is something peculiarly pleasing to the democratic ear in the word lacquey!

    Phineas Finn

  • -- There is something peculiarly pleasing to the democratic ear in the word lacquey!

    Phineas Finn The Irish Member

  • Davils himself, sleeps in the same bed with him; the lacquey-boy, who is now with Sir Richard at Stow, on the floor at their feet.

    Westward Ho!

  • β€œM. de Talleyrand,” I said, β€œin whose house you spent your years of exile, declares that any one bearing the name of Henarez must either be the late Duc de Soria or a lacquey.”

    Letters of Two Brides

  • There were pictures of a pauper cabin in Ireland, from which it was pretended I came; others in which I was represented as a lacquey and shoeblack.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • He confided in the attachment of his mistress, and in the fidelity of her maid, who would find opportunities of communicating her sentiments by means of this lacquey, of whom he perceived by the letter she had already made a conquest.

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • With these words, he made a most furious attack upon the plaintiff with his horsewhip, and, before the knight could interpose, repaid the lacquey with interest.

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • Then he collared the lacquey, who was just disengaged from the chastising hand of

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • The lacquey took to his heels; Mr. Clarke wiped his bloody nose, declaring he had a good mind to put the aggressor in the Crown-office; and Captain Crowe continued to ejaculate unconnected oaths; which, however, seemed to imply that he was almost sick of his new profession.

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • It was by this communicative lacquey the people of the house were informed that the old gentleman his master was Squire

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

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  • The lacquey by the door of Dillon's auctionrooms shook his handbell twice again and viewed himself in the chalked mirror of the cabinet.
    Joyce, Ulysses, 10

    ... interesting variant of lackey ...

    January 7, 2007