noun Archaic.

varlets collectively.
the mob or rabble.

Nearby words

  1. varistor,
  2. varitype,
  3. varityper,
  4. varix,
  5. varlet,
  6. varley loop,
  7. varmint,
  8. varmus,
  9. varna,
  10. varnish

Origin of varletry

First recorded in 1600–10; varlet + -ry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for varletry

  • The excitement of the varletry in the square, they say, was fearful to hear.

  • It was only the clientage and varletry of Octavia who had dared to assume the peoples name.

    Darkness and Dawn|Frederic W. Farrar
  • The whole pack of varletry, in the hope of Court favour, subjected the two disgraced young princes to espionage by night and day.

    The Death of the Gods|Dmitri Mrejkowski

British Dictionary definitions for varletry


noun archaic

the varletry rabble; mob
varlets collectively
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