Lakai ( French : laquais - foot soldier) was a paid servant in livery and referred to an exaggeratedly submissive employee.
During World War II General Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel was named Lakeitel among officers because of his subservience to Hitler .
- Lakai in the digital dictionary of the German language , accessed on July 13, 2020
- ↑ From: H. Reuss zu Köstritz : The correct servant , Paul Parey Verlag, Berlin 1900, p. 21
- ↑ Duden | Lackey | Spelling, meaning, definition, synonyms, origin. Retrieved May 29, 2017 .
- ↑ cf. Gerhard Boldt : The last days of the Reich Chancellery , 1947 and GröFaZ .