DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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