varlet

noun
var·​let | \ ˈvär-lət How to pronounce varlet (audio) \

Definition of varlet

b : a knight's page
2 : a base unprincipled person : knave

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Examples of varlet in a Sentence

challenged the dastardly varlet to a duel

First Known Use of varlet

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for varlet

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

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The first known use of varlet was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Varlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/varlet. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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