Definitions

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  • adj. Typical of a perfect servant, valet, or butler.

Etymologies

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From Jeeves, famous valet from the stories of P. G. Wodehouse.

Examples

  • But Only Joking has the light heart which can be revealed at the further end of a literary career: it's a caper, one involving a Braque worth £4m, a baron, artists, con-artists, a supposed assassin who used to be a clown, a woman everyone is trying to seduce, a desperate ex-wife anxious about being disinherited, and a mysterious Jeevesian chauffeur who may or may not be manipulating everyone and everything to his own ends (at one point he even says: "I endeavour to give satisfaction").

    Only Joking by Gabriel Josipovici – review

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