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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - In medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as the first stage in training for knighthood; A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel.

Usage examples (38)
  • She called the varlet within the chapel, and showed him this wonder.
  • "And 'varlet' is the wrong gender, anyway," observed Bess.
  • Philippa recognised him at once as the personal "varlet" attendant on the Countess.
  • He called his varlet before him, for more
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