lacquey

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

lacquey (plural lacqueys)

  1. Alternative spelling of lackey.
    • 1783, William Godwin, Four Early Pamphlets[1]:
      Represent to yourselves, Gentlemen, I entreat you, the many false keys, bribes to the lacqueys of authors that can keep them, and collusions with the booksellers of authors that cannot, which were required in the prosecution of this arduous undertaking.
    • 1841, William Harrison Ainsworth, Old Saint Paul's[2]:
      "She was brought to us by two richly-attired lacqueys," replied the man, "in this very litter."
    • 1899, S. R. Crockett, The Black Douglas[3]:
      I serve my master, but I am not compelled to spend the night parleying with his lacqueys.

Verb[edit]

lacquey (third-person singular simple present lacqueys, present participle lacqueying, simple past and past participle lacqueyed)

  1. alternative form of (to play the) lackey