One who holds lands by a base, or servile, tenure, or in villenage; a feudal tenant of the lowest class, a bondman or servant.
- A wicked or evil person; a scoundrel.
- A dramatic or fictional character who is typically at odds with the hero.
- Variant of villein.
- Something said to be the cause of particular trouble or an evil: poverty, the villain in the increase of crime.
- Obsolete A peasant regarded as vile and brutish.