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varletry

[vahr-li-tree] /ˈvɑr lɪ tri/
noun, Archaic.
1.
varlets collectively.
2.
the mob or rabble.
Origin of varletry
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; varlet + -ry
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  • The excitement of the varletry in the square, they say, was fearful to hear.

  • It was only the clientage and varletry of Octavia who had dared to assume the peoples name.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • The whole pack of varletry, in the hope of Court favour, subjected the two disgraced young princes to espionage by night and day.

    The Death of the Gods Dmitri Mrejkowski
British Dictionary definitions for varletry

varletry

/ˈvɑːlɪtrɪ/
noun (archaic)
1.
the varletry, rabble; mob
2.
varlets collectively
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