an unprincipled, untrustworthy, or dishonest person.
Cards. 1 (def 2).
(archaic) a dishonest man; rogue
another word for jack1 (sense 6)
(obsolete) a male servant
Old English cnafa “boy, male servant,” common Germanic (cf. Old High German knabo “boy, youth, servant,” German knabe “boy, lad,” also probably related to Old English cnapa “boy, youth, servant,” Old Norse knapi “servant boy,” Dutch knaap “a youth, servant,” Middle High German knappe “a young squire,” German Knappe “squire, shield-bearer”). The original meaning might have been “stick, piece of wood” [Klein]. Sense of “rogue, rascal” first recorded c.1200. In playing cards, “the jack,” 1560s.
[ney-vish] /ˈneɪ vɪʃ/ adjective 1. like or befitting a knave; untrustworthy; dishonest. 2. Archaic. waggish; roguish; mischievous. adj. late 14c., from knave + -ish. Related: Knavishly; knavishness.
[nawl] /nɔl/ noun 1. any of several plants belonging to the genus Scleranthus, of the pink family, native to Eurasia, especially S. annuus, a common, low-growing weed that forms dense mats. /ˈnɔːəl/ noun 1. any of several Old World caryophyllaceous plants of the genus Scleranthus, having heads of minute petal-less flowers
[need] /nid/ verb (used with object) 1. to work (dough, clay, etc.) into a uniform mixture by pressing, folding, and stretching. 2. to manipulate by similar movements, as the body in a massage. 3. to make by kneading: to knead bread. 4. to make kneading movements with: She kneaded her fist into her palm. /niːd/ […]
noun 1. . [buht-er-peyst] /ˈbʌt ərˌpeɪst/ noun 1. a mixture of flour and kneaded together, used as a thickening for sauces.