Friday, May 6, 2011

lackey

lackey [ LAK-ee ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a liveried male servant; a footman
2. a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage ; a toady
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The press did not report on the minister's speech since they knew he was only a lackey of the Chief Minister.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 For example, he could channel more federal money into decentralised trusts and so bypass the state governors and their lackeys altogether.