Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A crowd of attendants or menials.
  • noun A disorderly crowd; a rabble.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The rabble; the crowd; the mob.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The rabble; the crowd; the mob.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete The rabble; the crowd; the mob.

Etymologies

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Compare Old French valeterie, "young unmarried nobles".

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    April 16, 2016