- a male servant.
- a man of humble position.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH knaveknave , nave
Example sentences from the Web for knave
All those who deceive mankind are not always cheats; they are frequently deceived by those who are knaves in reality.Letters To Eugenia|Paul Henri Thiry Holbach
The matter is, that they dipped me in a vat, the knaves; I believed that it was only water, but it was indigo.Chicot the Jester|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Every conspiracy is made up of knaves and fools; you figured in the latter capacity.Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)|Charles James Lever
"'Tis too clear these knaves acted by your orders, captain," interrupted Jerningham.Captain Ravenshaw|Robert Neilson Stephens
And surely, in a little while, three knaves rushed forth before them in the green drive and bade Beaumains stand.King Arthur's Knights|Henry Gilbert