One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘lackeys were waiting to help them from their carriage’
servant, flunkey, footman, manservant, valet, liveried servant, steward, butler, equerry, retainer, vassal, page, attendant, houseboy, domestic, drudge, factotum
2‘a rich man's lackey’
toady, flunkey, sycophant, flatterer, minion, doormat, dogsbody, spaniel, stooge, hanger-on, lickspittle, parasite
tool, puppet, instrument, pawn, subordinate, underling, creature, cat's paw
informal yes-man, bootlicker
North American informal suck-up
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