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Topic: CARDS

Language: Old English
Origin: cnafa 'boy, male servant'

knave

noun
     
knave [countable]
1 British EnglishDGC the playing card with a value between the ten and queen [= jack]:
the knave of hearts
card1 (7)
2 old-fashioned a dishonest boy or man
knavish adjective:
cunning, knavish tricks
knavishly adverb
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