a knavish person; rascal.
an attendant or servant.
a page who serves a knight.
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How to use varlet in a sentence
He had been regarding with interest a shackled-kneed varlet holding a halberd in his arms as if it had been a fractious bairn.Joan of the Sword Hand | S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
A white mule with red trappings, led by a varlet, carried Sir Nigel's own napery and table comforts.The White Company | Arthur Conan Doyle
Neither varlet nor ostler could be seen, so he pushed open the door and called loudly for the landlord.The White Company | Arthur Conan Doyle
Then the varlet went his way and came to the manor, and saluted the lady, and told her from whence he came.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II) | Thomas Malory
And when he had done and ended this battle, anon he called to him his varlet, the which brought him his horse.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II) | Thomas Malory
British Dictionary definitions for varlet
a menial servant
a knight's page
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