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varlet División en sílabas: var·let
Pronunciación: /ˈvärlət/

Definición de varlet en inglés:


1 historical A man or boy acting as an attendant or servant.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Even among those who rank, at least by economic criteria, as middle-class, the most proximate precedent for their dress style is that of medieval varlets.
2 archaic A dishonest or unprincipled man.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • What varlet hath done such a blight upon our fair Empire?


Late Middle English: from Old French, variant of valet 'attendant' (see valet). The sense 'rogue' dates from the mid 16th century.

  • valet from Late Middle English:

    Rich men who could afford to employ a valet to look after their clothes had to be careful that he was also not a varlet (mid 16th century), ‘an unprincipled man’, as the words are essentially the same. French valet ‘attendant’ and its early variant varlet are related to vassal (Late Middle English), from medieval Latin vassallus ‘retainer’, which derived from a Celtic word. The first valets were 15th-century footmen who acted as attendants on a horseman.



Pronunciación: /ˈvärlətrē/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • I will go and fright the varletry with my presence, and secure, I trust, a horse for Your Majesty, and one for myself.
  • The modern magazine reader is a member of the new bourgeois varletry, the monied class that makes the old nouveau riche look like aristocracy.

Palabras que riman con varlet

scarlet, Scarlett, starlet, starlit

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