knave

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

knave

noun \ˈnāv\

: a dishonest man

: a playing card that ranks below a queen and above a 10

Full Definition of KNAVE

1
archaic
a :  a boy servant
b :  a male servant
c :  a man of humble birth or position
2
:  a tricky deceitful fellow
3
:  jack 6a

Examples of KNAVE

  1. <he plays the role of the duplicitous knave who tries to foil the play's hero>

Origin of KNAVE

Middle English, from Old English cnafa; akin to Old High German knabo boy
First Known Use: before 12th century

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