knave

noun \ ˈnāv \

Definition of knave

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

Examples of knave in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of knave

Middle English, from Old English cnafa; akin to Old High German knabo boy


KNAVE Defined for English Language Learners

knave

noun

Definition of knave for English Language Learners

  • : a dishonest man

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


KNAVE Defined for Kids

knave

noun \ ˈnāv \

Definition of knave for Students

1 :rascal 2
2 :1jack 2


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