Varletry
Varletry Var"let*ry, n. [Cf. OF. valeterie the young unmarried nobles.] The rabble; the crowd; the mob. [1913 Webster]

Shall they hoist me up, And show me to the shouting varletry Of censuring Rome. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • varletry — [vär′li trē] n. Archaic 1. varlets collectively 2. the rabble; mob …   English World dictionary

  • varletry — noun Date: 1606 archaic rabble …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • varletry — /vahr li tree/, n. Archaic. 1. varlets collectively. 2. the mob or rabble. [1600 10; VARLET + RY] * * * …   Universalium

  • varletry — var·let·ry …   English syllables

  • varletry — /ˈvalətri/ (say vahluhtree) noun Archaic 1. varlets collectively. 2. the mob or rabble. {varlet + ry} …   Australian English dictionary

  • varletry — trē noun ( es) Etymology: varlet + ry archaic : a group of menials : rabble, crowd, mob …   Useful english dictionary

  • varlet — [ vα:lɪt] noun 1》 archaic an unprincipled rogue. 2》 historical an attendant or servant. Derivatives varletry noun Origin ME: from OFr., var. of valet (see valet) …   English new terms dictionary

  • populace — n 1. general public, commonalty, common people, common folk, commoners, the people, hoi polloi; the masses, the multitude, the Four Million, the great unwashed, the great unnumbered; lower classes, proletariat, .the working class, salt of the… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • varlet — n. archaic or joc. 1 a menial or rascal. 2 hist. a knight s attendant. Derivatives: varletry n. Etymology: ME f. OF, var. of vaslet: see VALET …   Useful english dictionary

  • var|let|ry — «VAHR luh tree», noun. Archaic. a number or crowd of attendants or rascals; varlets: »Shall they hoist me up, And show me to the shouting varletry Of censuring Rome? (Shakespeare) …   Useful english dictionary

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