adjective \ˈnā-vish\

Definition of KNAVISH

:  of, relating to, or characteristic of a knave; especially :  dishonest
knav·ish·ly adverb

Examples of KNAVISH

  1. <a knavish bunch of urchins racing pell-mell through the marketplace>

First Known Use of KNAVISH

14th century


Next Word in the Dictionary: knavishness
Previous Word in the Dictionary: knavess
All Words Near: knavish

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up knavish? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).