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knave

Noun

1 a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel [syn: rogue, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag, varlet]
2 one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince [syn: jack]

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English

Etymology

Old English cnafa

Pronunciation

  • , /neɪv/, /neIv/
  • Rhymes with: -eɪv

Homophones

Noun

  1. A tricky, deceitful fellow; a dishonest person; a rogue; a villain.
  2. A playing card marked with the figure of a servant or soldier; a jack.
  3. A boy; especially, a boy servant.
  4. Any male servant; a menial.

Derived terms

Translations

A boy; especially, a boy servant
Any male servant; a menial
deceitful fellow
playing card

Extensive Definition

Knave may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ace, bad boy, bastard, best bower, blackguard, booger, bower, buffoon, bugger, cards, clubs, cutup, deck, deuce, devil, diamonds, dummy, elf, enfant terrible, face cards, flush, full house, funmaker, hand, hearts, heel, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, imp, jack, joker, jokester, king, left bower, little devil, little monkey, little rascal, lowlife, minx, mischief, mischief-maker, miscreant, pack, pair, picture cards, pixie, playing cards, practical joker, prankster, precious rascal, puck, queen, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, round, rowdy, royal flush, rubber, ruff, ruffian, scalawag, scamp, scapegrace, scoundrel, shyster, singleton, sneak, spades, spalpeen, straight, trey, trick, trump, villain, wag
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