Dutch

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Etymology

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From Middle Dutch lackey, from Middle French laquais, probably from Old Spanish lacayo, of uncertain origin; cognate with lackey.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /laːˈkɛi̯/
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  • Hyphenation: la‧kei
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯
  • Homophone: Lakei

Noun

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lakei m (plural lakeien, diminutive lakeitje n)

  1. A lackey, a footman, a liveried servant, an attendant.
    Synonyms: livreibediende, livreiknecht
  2. (figuratively) A flunky, servile follower.
    Synonyms: slaafje, voetveeg