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15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
Middle English vadlet, valet, varlet "male servant, groom, knight's attendant," — more at valet entry 1
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varium et mutabile semper femina
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“Varlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/varlet. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.
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