American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A man's male servant, who takes care of his clothes and performs other personal services.
- n. An employee, as in a hotel or on a ship, who performs personal services for guests or passengers.
- v. To act as a personal servant to; attend.
- v. To work as a valet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man-servant who attends on a man's person. Also called valet de chambre. Valets, or varlets, were originally the sons of knights, and later sons of the nobility before they attained the age of chivalry, who served as pages.
- n. In the manège, a kind of goad or stick armed with a point of iron.
- To attend on as valet; act the valet to.
- n. A man's personal male attendant, responsible for his clothes and appearance.
- n. A hotel employee performing such duties for guests.
- n. 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.
- n. A female chaperone who accompanies a man, and is usually not married to him.
- n. A person employed to clean or park cars.
- n. A wooden stand on which to hold clothes and accessories in preparation for dressing.
- v. transitive To clean and service (a car), as a valet does.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A male waiting servant; a servant who attends on a gentleman's person; a body servant.
- n. (Man.) A kind of goad or stick with a point of iron.
- v. serve as a personal attendant to
- n. a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer
- French; related to vassal. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English valette, from Old French vaslet, valet, servant, squire, from Vulgar Latin *vassellitus, diminutive of *vassus, vassal; see vassal. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He did not disturb his _valet de chambre_, who was sleeping soundly at some distance; he dressed himself, and the valet, in a great fright, sprang up, thinking he had been deficient in his duty; but the king sent him back again, commanding him to preserve the most absolute silence.”
“_valet_ of a woman; who does not know that a man wears a shirt, and that a valet is male?”
“Ovid said of Callimachus _quamvis ingenio non valet, arte valet_. [”
“But, if the valet is the property of the man, is obliged to perform this service, and is not paid for it, he is not economically independent.”
“Then go to a place where parking valet is a courtesy.”
“Example – The valet is inside the driveway, and the car is parked on a parking lot without leaving the street.”
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“The valet is in fact atrocious … hard to understand in a hotel.”
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