Definitions

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  • n. A close servant; a personal servant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a valet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A servant who waits upon or accompanies his employer; a valet; a personal attendant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a valet or personal maid

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Examples

  • So the toga which Gaius Julius Caesar’s body servant draped about - his left shoulder, wrapped about his frame, hung about his left arm, was the plain white toga of a man who had never aspired to the ivory curule chair of high office.

    The First Man in Rome

  • Strother, had been body servant to General Zachary

    How a one-legged rebel lives : reminiscences of the Civil War,

  • The famous John Stuart Mill, in his work on the "Subjection of Women," said that under the English law the legal status of a wife was that of "a personal body servant of a despot," and that her actual treatment was better than her legal position,

    Address by Chief Justice Walter Clark Before the Federation of Women's Clubs, New Bern, N. C., 8 May, 1913

  • He bought a horse which he named "Belle", four additional pack animals, hired a Korena youth named Manyoungi as body servant (at $17.50 a month), and an interpreter and two mapus (grooms), and struck out to the northward, reaching Ping Yang on March 5, the first correspondent to reach that far north into the war zone.

    JACK LONDON'S WAR

  • She had evidently been raised very delicately, the body servant of a lady whose goods had been sold on execution; and McGrab, relaxing into a grim smile, chuckled over her as about the finest piece he had ever purchased ” and such a bargain too!

    The White Slave or Memoirs of a Fugitive

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