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Varlet appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Sagas’ sad lot erased one varlet, so more Zero Mostel raven odes are told as sagas.
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Definition of the noun varlet

What does varlet mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: varlets

  1. a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
  2. in medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as the first stage in training for knighthood
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of varlet: page
    • more generic words: attendant / attender / tender = someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another

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Google previewLinguistic Variation in the Shakespeare Corpus (2002)

Morpho-syntactic Variability of Second Person Pronouns by Ulrich Busse

Varlet is the most clear-cut case of pronoun use, as it co-occurs exclusively with thou. Compared to the other terms of reproof for men it is usually applied less opprobriously and is the least frequent of all. Knave, rascal and rogue show ...

Google previewShakespeare's Non-Standard English: A Dictionary of his Informal Language (2004)

by Norman Blake

varlet Fr.

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1865)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood

vaslet, varlet, a boy, whence Fr. valet, E. varlet, valet, a servant. Bel-acueil, in the R. R., is introduced as "ung varlet bel et advenant," which Chaucer translates "a lusty bachilere." The Liber Albus uses the term in the sense of a minor : " de ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Australian Heavy Metal (2015)

by Brian Giffin

Varlet, Michael (v, g) This Brisbane-based five piece played melodic death metal influenced by Scandinavian acts like Arch Enemy and Children of Bodom. Brett Harman and Jason Varlet were also members of Insinner. Discography: Album: ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Anglicanism (2006)

by Colin Buchanan

Dominique Varlet, assigned as the bishop of Babylon , had earlier conducted confirmations in Amsterdam (due to the lack of a Dutch ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis


Google previewA glossary and etymological dictionary of obsolete and uncommon words (1834)

by William Toone

Varlet (O. F.), a name formerly given to all young men of noble birth previous to receiving the honour of knighthood ; afterwards it designated an attendant on a knight or warrior; and finally it became and still continues a term of reproach.

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Varlet Meaning

Video shows what varlet means. A servant or attendant.. Specifically, a youth acting as a knight's attendant at the beginning of his training for knighthood.

Quotes about varlet

An ape's an ape, a varlet's a varlet, Though they be clad in silk or scarlet.
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Scrabble value of V4A1R1L1E1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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