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Varlet definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

V'ARLET, n. [See Valet.]
1. Anciently, a servant or footman.
2. A scoundrel; a rascal; as an impudent varlet.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel [syn: rogue, knave, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag, varlet]
2: in medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as the first stage in training for knighthood [syn: page, varlet]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English valet, vadlet, varlet servant, boy more at valet Date: 15th century 1. a. attendant, menial b. a knight's page 2. a base unprincipled person ; knave

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. archaic or joc. 1 a menial or rascal. 2 hist. a knight's attendant. Derivatives: varletry n. Etymology: ME f. OF, var. of vaslet: see VALET

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Varlet Var"let, n. [OF. varlet, vaslet, vallet, servant, young man, young noble, dim of vassal. See Vassal, and cf. Valet.] 1. A servant, especially to a knight; an attendant; a valet; a footman. [Obs.] --Spenser. Tusser. 2. Hence, a low fellow; a scoundrel; a rascal; as, an impudent varlet. What a brazen-faced varlet art thou ! --Shak. 3. In a pack of playing cards, the court card now called the knave, or jack. [Obs.]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Scoundrel, rascal, rogue, knave, scape-grace, low fellow.



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