EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VARLET
I trust not the varlet with whom I bartered it for my motley.
The fourth varlet did not wait for me, but closed on me with his knife.
At one time he took service with a minstrel and was his varlet.
"Then give the varlet food and raiment and set him on his way," said Sir Hugh.
But, Rebecca, I've a mind to see what observance these people will give the varlet.
The varlet, as he was then called, followed Mr Altham into the shop.
The most religious persons have often more respect for a varlet, than for God.
Whether knight or varlet shall the finder be, I will not say.
An I had known, I should have seen the varlet hanged ere I had told him.
Good it is to hear that the varlet was not let sleep sound all the night!
mid-15c., "servant, attendant of a knight," from Middle French varlet (14c.), variant of vaslet, originally "squire, young man," from Old French vassal (see vassal). The meaning "rascal, rogue" is 1540s.