- a male servant.
- a man of humble position.
Origin of knave
SYNONYMS FOR knave
Examples from the Web for knave
And Michel, exploding with laughter, handed Flint a knave of clubs very much soiled.Daisy's Necklace|Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Commend a fool for his wit and a knave for his honesty, and they will receive you into their bosoms.Many Thoughts of Many Minds|Various
So that the knave took little notice of it, but laughing at the complaints of the charming creature, asked her to fix the day.Droll Stories, Complete|Honore de Balzac
Here is a knave of a friar calleth me a mad priest, and yet I smite him not.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood|Howard Pyle
He has not attacked me with the heart of a king, but with the impudence of a knave.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Isaac D'Israeli