Knave - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |neɪv|  American pronunciation of the word knave
Brit.  |neɪv|  British pronunciation of the word knave


- a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel (syn: rapscallion, rascal, rogue, scalawag, scallywag, varlet)
- one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince (syn: jack)


...he plays the role of the duplicitous knave who tries to foil the play's hero...

A verier knave never stepped the earth.

Word forms

singular: knave
plural: knaves
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