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