1. A servant, especially to a knight; an attendant; a valet; a footman. [Obs.]
2. Hence, a low fellow; a scoundrel; a rascal; as, an impudent varlet.
What a brazen-faced varlet art thou ! --Shak.
3. In a pack of playing cards, the court card now called the knave, or jack. [Obs.]
n 1: a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel [syn: rogue, knave,
rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag]
2: in medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as
the first stage in training for knighthood [syn: page]