varlet

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noun var·let \ˈvär-lət\

Definition of varlet

  1. 1 a :  attendant, menial b :  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 valet, vadlet, varlet servant, boy — more at valet


First Known Use: 15th century


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