Láckey. n.s. [lacquais, French.] An attending servant; a foot-boy.
They would shame to make me
Wait else at door: a fellow counsellor,
'Mong boys, and grooms, and lackeys! Shakes. Hen. VIII.
Though his youthful blood be fir'd with wine,
He's cautious to avoid the coach and six,
And on the lackeys will no quarrel fix. Dryden's Juvenal.
Lacqueys were never so saucy and pragmatical as they are now-a-days. Addison's Spectator, № 481.