varlet


varlet

noun Archaic.

  1. a knavish person; rascal.
    1. an attendant or servant.
    2. a page who serves a knight.

noun archaic

  1. a menial servant
  2. a knight’s page
  3. a rascal
n.

mid-15c., “servant, attendant of a knight,” from Middle French varlet (14c.), variant of vaslet, originally “squire, young man,” from Old French vassal (see vassal). The meaning “rascal, rogue” is 1540s.

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