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  • proper n. A matronymic surname derived from a Middle English diminutive of Genevieve.
  • proper n. A fictional valet in the stories by P. G. Wodehouse.
  • proper n. A valet, butler or helper who fulfills the model of a helpful servant.


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  • And while we were checking that one out, we found these lovely pieces by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, the actors who played the title roles in Jeeves and Wooster.

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  • And this is true even of film versions we loved, like Yes Minister and Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry in Jeeves and Wooster, and Jeremy Brett in the Sherlock Holmes stories.

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  • So my hiring someone called Jeeves to be a valet is a stunning, improbable coincidence.

    Wake Up, Sir!

  • She looks as if she's about to call Jeeves over to discuss the wine list.

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  • The service promptly sent me Jeeves and I was immediately impressed by the man, but when he told me his name, I was taken aback and said to him distrustfully, “Did you change your name to Jeeves to bring in the business?”

    Wake Up, Sir!

  • Some excerpts:The company's signature cartoon butler, known as Jeeves, was a symbol of dot-com excess ...

    Archive 2004-11-01

  • Maud and the fellow Eddie called Jeeves the Butler stopped a prudent distance from the red mark.

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  • The girls also volunteer at charities - all while being waited on by a butler called 'Jeeves.'

    The Seattle Times

  • The search site formerly known as Jeeves commands only 2.2 percent of UK searches behind Google's

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  • Then I asked to be elevated, and "Jeeves" politely transferred me to his supervisor, Ian.

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