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Definitions for valet
væˈleɪ, ˈvæl ɪt, ˈvæl eɪvalet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. valet, valet de chambre, gentleman, gentleman's gentleman, manverb

    a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer

    "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"

  2. valetverb

    serve as a personal attendant to


  1. valetnoun

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

  2. valetnoun

    A hotel employee performing such duties for guests.

  3. valetnoun

    (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. valetnoun

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

  5. valetnoun

    A person employed to clean or park cars.

  6. valetnoun

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

  7. valetverb

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

  8. Etymology: French; related to vassal.


  1. valet

    A valet is a person employed to perform tasks such as parking cars (valet parking), managing someone's personal wardrobe, or serving as a personal assistant often in a hotel or large household. More traditionally, especially in historical context, a valet is a male servant who attends to the personal needs of his employer such as taking care of clothes and making travel arrangements.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Valetnoun

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

  2. Valetnoun

    a kind of goad or stick with a point of iron

  3. Etymology: [F. valet, OF. vallet, varlet, vaslet. See Varlet, and Vassal.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Valet

    val′et, or val′ā, n. a man-servant, esp. one who attends on a gentleman's person.—v.t. to act as valet to.—n. Valet de place, in France, one who offers his services as guide, messenger, &c. for hire, esp. to strangers. [O. Fr.,—vaslet, later also varlet—Low L. vassalettus, dim. of vassalis, a vassal.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. VALET

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Valet is ranked #85659 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Valet surname appeared 218 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Valet.

    61.9% or 135 total occurrences were White.
    26.6% or 58 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    10.5% or 23 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of valet in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of valet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of valet in a Sentence

  1. Clint Eastwoods:

    Did I know anything about the industry really? Not until I started working on it, not until I had to go and bartend, and valet park cars and work construction while I auditioned for films. Then you know what hard work is to get into a film and try to be an actor.

  2. Jonathan Bouzaid:

    I saw the valet hit the car in front from a parked position, he then must have panicked and hit the accelerator causing the Porsche to go further under the orange car and pushing the white car into the bollards.

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Translations for valet

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  • خادمةArabic
  • Kammerdiener, Diener, PutzerGerman
  • παρκαδόροςGreek
  • mánager, edecánSpanish
  • hotellipalvelija, kamaripalvelija, miespalvelijaFinnish
  • chaperon, valet de chambre, duègne, majordome, valet, voiturierFrench
  • सेवकHindi
  • inasHungarian
  • parcheggiatoreItalian
  • valetLatin
  • личен слугаMacedonian
  • gezelschapsdameDutch
  • valetPortuguese
  • камердинер, ординарец, дуэнья, слуга, вешалка, [[гостиничный]] [[работник]], денщикRussian
  • คนรับใช้Thai

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