Definitions for knaveneɪv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an unprincipled, untrustworthy, or dishonest person.
(in cards) the jack.
Archaic. a male servant. a man of humble position.
* Syn: knave , rascal , rogue , scoundrel are disparaging terms applied to persons considered base, dishonest, or unprincipled. knave , which formerly meant a male servant, in modern use emphasizes baseness of nature and intention: a swindling knave. rascal suggests a certain shrewdness and trickery: The rascal ran off with my money. rogue often refers to a worthless person who preys on the community: pictures of criminals in a rogues' gallery. scoundrel , a stronger term, suggests a base, immoral, even wicked person: Those scoundrels finally went to jail. rascal and rogue are often used affectionately or humorously to describe a mischievous person: I'll bet that rascal hid my slippers. The little rogues ate all the cookies.
Origin of knave:
bef. 1000; ME; OE cnafa, c. OHG knabo boy; akin to OE cnapa, OHG knappo
rogue, knave, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag, varlet(noun)
a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince
A tricky, deceitful fellow; a dishonest person; a rogue; a villain.
A playing card marked with the figure of a servant or soldier; a jack.
A boy; especially, a boy servant.
Any male servant; a menial.
Origin: From knave, from cnafa, from knabô, from gnebʰ-, from gen-. Cognate with Knabe. Related also to knape.
a boy; especially, a boy servant
any male servant; a menial
a tricky, deceitful fellow; a dishonest person; a rogue; a villain
a playing card marked with the figure of a servant or soldier; a jack
Knave magazine is a long-established British pornographic magazine, published by Galaxy Publications. It is the upmarket sister publication of Fiesta magazine. Along with many other adult magazines, Knave has published the works of popular authors, including Harlan Ellison. Ellison's short story "The Pied Piper of Sex" was first published in the March 1959 issue under the name Paul Merchant, whilst "The Man with the Green Nose", also known as "Survivor No. 1", and co-written with Henry Slesar, first appeared in the September 1959 issue. Other people to have been published at Knave include Kim Newman, Dave Langford, and Neil Gaiman. Gaiman's early short stories, including "We Can Get Them For You Wholesale", were published within the magazine; he also worked at the magazine in many roles, including celebrity interviewer and book reviewer. Gaiman began work at the magazine in 1984 but left in the late 80s because an editorial change resulted in the magazine concentrating more heavily on pornographic content. Eric Fuller, credited by The Guardian as "the man behind the success of Dennis Publishing's lad-mag, Maxim", also worked for the magazine for a time.
Translations for knave
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a jack in a pack of playing-cards
the knave of diamonds.
- skobbejak, boerAfrikaans
- ماكِر، خَدّاعArabic
- valetePortuguese (BR)
- der BubeGerman
- קְלָף “נַעַר”Hebrew
- dečko u kartamaCroatian
- kartu jackIndonesian
- (카드) 잭Korean
- kalps (kāršu spēlē)Latvian
- سربازهنگامى قطعه بازىPersian
- دقطعو په لوبه كښى غلامPashto
- valet (la jocul de cărţi)Romanian
- žandar u kartamaSerbian
- (撲克牌中的)傑克Chinese (Trad.)
- تاش کے پتوں میں غلامUrdu
- quân JVietnamese
- （纸牌中的）JackChinese (Simp.)
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