Varlet

Var"let

(?), n. [OF. varlet, vaslet, vallet, servant, young man, young noble, dim. of vassal. See Vassal, and cf. Valet.]
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1. A servant, especially to a knight; an attendant; a valet; a footman. [Obs.] Spenser. Tusser.
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2. Hence, a low fellow; a scoundrel; a rascal; as, an impudent varlet.
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What a brazen-faced varlet art thou !
Shak.
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3. In a pack of playing cards, the court card now called the knave, or jack. [Obs.]
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