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varlet

[ vahr-lit ]
/ ˈvɑr lɪt /
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noun Archaic.

a knavish person; rascal.
  1. an attendant or servant.
  2. a page who serves a knight.

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Origin of varlet

1425–75; late Middle English <Middle French; variant of valet
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British Dictionary definitions for varlet

varlet
/ (ˈvɑːlɪt) /

noun archaic

a menial servant
a knight's page
a rascal

Word Origin for varlet

C15: from Old French, variant of vallet valet
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