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Meaning of VARLET

Pronunciation:  'vârlit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  in medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as the first stage in training for knighthood
  2. [n]  a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

VARLET is a 6 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: knave, page, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, scalawag, scallywag
 See Also: attendant, attender, scoundrel, tender, villain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Var"let\, n. [OF. varlet, vaslet, vallet, servant, young
man, young noble, dim of vassal. See {Vassal}, and cf.
1. A servant, especially to a knight; an attendant; a valet;
   a footman. [Obs.] --Spenser. Tusser.

2. Hence, a low fellow; a scoundrel; a rascal; as, an
   impudent varlet.

         What a brazen-faced varlet art thou ! --Shak.

3. In a pack of playing cards, the court card now called the
   knave, or jack. [Obs.]