varlet

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noun var·let \ˈvär-lət\

Definition of varlet

  1. 1a :  attendant, menialb :  a knight's page

  2. 2 :  a base unprincipled person :  knave

Examples of varlet in a sentence

  1. challenged the dastardly varlet to a duel

Origin and Etymology of varlet

Middle English vadlet, valet, varlet “male servant, groom, knight's attendant,” — more at 1valet


First Known Use: 15th century



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