Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Varlet (Page: 1596)

Var"let (?), n. [OF. varlet, vaslet, vallet, servant, young man, young noble, dim of vassal. See Vassal, and cf. Valet.]

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.]