Noun Varlet Definition and Examples


Noun:

Varlet

Pronunciation:

/ˈvɑːlɪt/

Definition:
1.

noun

A man or boy acting as an attendant or servant.
    A dishonest or unprincipled man.
      ((n.) A servant, especially to a knight; an attendant; a valet; a footman.|--|(n.) Hence, a low fellow; a scoundrel; a rascal; as, an impudent varlet.|--|(n.) In a pack of playing cards, the court card now called the knave, or jack.|--|)


      noun, Archaic.

      1. a knavish person; rascal.

      2. an attendant or servant. a page who serves a knight.

      Origin:
      Late Middle English: from Old French, variant of valet ‘attendant’ (see valet). The sense ‘rogue’ dates from the mid 16th century.

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