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varlet

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The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
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English

Etymology

From Old French varlet. Compare valet.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈvɑːlət/

Noun

Singular
varlet

Plural
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  1. (obsolete) A servant or attendant.
  2. (historical) Specifically, a youth acting as a knight's attendant at the beginning of his training for knighthood.
  3. (archaic) A rogue or scoundrel.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 410:
      My lady to be called a nasty Scotch wh–re by such a varlet!—To be sure I wish I had knocked his brains out with the punchbowl.
  4. (obsolete, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The Jack.

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