- a male servant.
- a man of humble position.
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Sometimes necessity makes an honest man a knave: and a rich man a honest man, because he has no occasion to be a knave.
He has drawn a knave and a six; he takes another card; this turns out to be an ace.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
A witty knave bargained with a seller of lace in London for as much as would reach from one of his ears to the other.
Right; for your knave, when great folks have occasion for him, is received with little inquiry into his character.The Battle of Hexham;|George Colman
Then, the sallow, black-haired knave who had last night proclaimed himself as Garnache in disguise was some impostor.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini