lackey lackey  /ˈlæ ki/


  1. (n) a male servant (especially a footman)
  2. (n) a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage


  1. If you didn't laugh at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, the bloggers insist, you're a White House lackey.
  2. The depiction of Moulin as an American lackey caused a furor, but outraged critics soon took solace in publication of a biography contradicting Baynac.
  3. Politicians characterized Takenaka as an unelected, unaccountable rogue, and a lackey of American vulture funds looking to bankrupt the Japanese financial system.


  1. John Lackey stays calm day after dust-up

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Red Sox pitcher John Lackey denied it after the game on Monday night. But when he drilled Tampa Bay’s Matt Joyce in the back with a fastball in the sixth inning, it certainly looked intentional.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. Lackey wants to move on from Rays incident

    Although the Rays continue to be adamant that John Lackey hit Matt Joyce intentionally on Monday, Lackey has no interest in getting into a war of words.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Red Sox

  3. John Lackey Has Deserved Better Results This Season, So Red Sox Can Start Providing Them Now (Video)

    The John Lackey bandwagon is picking up speed. Are you on board?
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network

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  1. "That was huge because of the way Lackey was pitching. Three runs looked like a lot," Boston manager Terry Francona said.
    on Oct 8, 2009 By: Terry Francona Source: Tahoe Daily Tribune

  2. "John Lackey, he's still in play tomorrow," Scioscia said. "We'll get through Game 6. There's no sense talking about a Game 7."
    on Oct 24, 2009 By: Mike Scioscia Source: New York Times

  3. "We can compete with anybody, even in the position we're in health-wise," Hunter said. "We don't have our No. 1 starter, John Lackey, or Kelvim Escobar because of injuries. When we get those guys back, we're going to be even better."
    on Apr 27, 2008 By: Torii Hunter Source: USA Today

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