varlet

[v_ˈɑː_l_ə_t], [vˈɑːlət], [vˈɑːlət]

Definitions of varlet:

  1.   A footman: a low fellow: a scoundrel. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   A footman; servant; knave. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   Formerly, a servant, footman, or page; a scoundrel. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   A servant or footman; a scoundrel; a rascal. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Anciently, a page; a knight or a gentleman's attendant; now a low fellow; a scoundrel; a rascal. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for varlet:

  1. “ " Follow me," the varlet said, and led the way upstairs and through several corridors, then he motioned to him to wait, and entered a room. ” – At Agincourt by G. A. Henty
  2. Though strange circumstance hath made me the servant and emissary of Margaret, think not that I am but the varlet of the great. ” – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. The varlet answered, I know little of my father. ” – French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France
  4. Thus fortified, he called for his horse, and announced his intention of seeing Squire Meredith " about that damned impertinent varlet – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  5. “ Gugemar called to him by name, so that the varlet looking upon him, knew again his lord. ” – French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France
  6. The archers were 15, 000, all on horseback; besides a great number of footmen, and others to pitch the tents and pavilions, take care of the artillery, and inclose the camp; and there was not one varlet in the whole army. ” –  by
  7. Monsieur will call at the chateau in the morning"- the complacent varlet prophesied-" as early as it will be polite. ” – The Guest of Quesnay by Booth Tarkington
  8. But to Sir Damas he said sternly: " Ye are a mean- spirited varlet unworthy of the degree of knighthood. ” – Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion by Beatrice Clay
  9. “ " You ought to be ashamed of yourself," said I. " I make many allowances for your lack of knowledge of our Western customs, but for a young lady to flirt with an ugly red- headed varlet of the lower orders is reprehensible all the world over." ” – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  10. “ To the stalls men led away the steeds; many a varlet they had, who served them well with zeal in every service. ” – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown

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