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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

varlet

\VAHR-lit\ , noun;
1.
A knavish person; rascal.
2.
A. An attendant or servant. B. A page who serves a knight.
Quotes:
Is he not a lying, stinking, contemptible varlet?
-- Jude Morgan, Indiscretion
A varlet scrambled forward at once and attempted to wrestle our luggage away from me.
-- Eric Kraft, On the Wing
Origin:
Varlet is a variation on the French word valet.
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