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knave

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noun \ˈnāv\

Simple Definition of knave

  • : a dishonest man

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

Full Definition of knave

  1. 1 archaic a :  a boy servant b :  a male servant c :  a man of humble birth or position

  2. 2 :  a tricky deceitful fellow

  3. 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


KNAVE Defined for Kids

knave

play
noun \ˈnāv\

Definition of knave

  1. 1 :  rascal 2

  2. 2 :  1jack 2





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