varlet (n.) Old form(s): varlots
knave, rogue, rascal, ruffian
1H4 II.ii.23[Falstaff as if alone] I am the veriest varlet that ever chewed with a tooth
1H4 II.iv.420[Falstaff (as King) to Prince Hal] thou naughty varlet
2H4 II.i.44[Falstaff to Fang and Snare] Away, varlets!
2H4 V.iii.12[Shallow to Falstaff, of Davy] A good varlet
Cor V.ii.74[Menenius to Coriolanus, of the First Watch] this varlet here
Cym IV.ii.83.2[Cloten to Guiderius] Thou precious varlet
KL II.ii.25[disguised Kent to Oswald] What a brazen-faced varlet art thou
KL II.iv.182.1[Lear to Oswald] Out, varlet
MM II.i.159[Elbow to Pompey] Varlet, thou liest
MM II.i.83[Elbow to Pompey] Prove it before these varlets here [misapplied to Angelo and Escalus]
MW I.iii.89[Pistol to Nym] I to Ford shall eke unfold / How Falstaff, varlet vile, / His dove will prove
MW IV.ii.96[Mistress Page to Mistress Ford, of Falstaff] Hang him, dishonest varlet!
TC V.i.94[Thersites alone] All incontinent varlets!
TC V.iv.2[Thersites alone, of Diomedes] That dissembling abominable varlet
Tem IV.i.170[Prospero to Ariel] where didst thou leave these varlets?
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