Definitions for valetvæˈleɪ, ˈvæl ɪt, ˈvæl eɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

val•etvæˈleɪ, ˈvæl ɪt, ˈvæl eɪ(n.)

  1. a male servant who attends to the personal needs of his employer, as by taking care of clothing; manservant.

  2. an employee who cares for the clothing of patrons of a hotel, passengers on a ship, etc.

  3. a stand or rack for holding coats, hats, etc.

  4. (v.i.)to serve as a valet.

Origin of valet:

1560–70; < F; MF va(s)let squire =vas- (< ML vassus servant) +-let -let ; see vassal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. valet, valet de chambre, gentleman, gentleman's gentleman, man(verb)

    a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer

    "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"

  2. valet(verb)

    serve as a personal attendant to


  1. valet(Noun)

    A man's personal male attendant, responsible for his clothes and appearance.

  2. valet(Noun)

    A hotel employee performing such duties for guests.

  3. valet(Noun)

    (professional wrestling) A female performer in professional wrestling, acting as either a manager or personal chaperone; often used to attract and titillate male members of the audience.

  4. valet(Noun)

    A female chaperone who accompanies a man, and is usually not married to him.

  5. valet(Noun)

    A person employed to clean or park cars.

  6. valet(Noun)

    A wooden stand on which to hold clothes and accessories in preparation for dressing.

  7. valet(Verb)

    To clean and service (a car), as a valet does.

  8. Origin: French; related to vassal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Valet(noun)

    a male waiting servant; a servant who attends on gentleman's person; a body servant

  2. Valet(noun)

    a kind of goad or stick with a point of iron


  1. Valet

    Valet and varlet are terms for male servants who serve as personal attendants to their employer. In the Middle Ages and Ancien Regime valet de chambre was a role for junior courtiers and specialists such as artists in a royal court, but the plain term most often refers to a normal servant responsible for the clothes and personal belongings of an employer, and making minor arrangements.

Translations for valet

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a manservant who looks after his master's clothes etc

His valet laid out his evening suit.

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