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knave (noun) dishonest boy or man; rogue.
“Knave” is a term of abuse, meaning a rogue, cheat or scoundrel. It is an old fashioned word and not much in use at present.
- Most politicians have the reputation of being knaves. Perhaps they deserve it because most of them are certainly dishonest and wicked.
- The salesman proved himself a knave by cheating innocent customers and by charging too high prices for the too cheap things he sold.