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manservant

[man-sur-vuh nt] /ˈmænˌsɜr vənt/
noun, plural menservants.
1.
a male servant, especially a valet.
Origin of manservant
1545-1555
First recorded in 1545-55; man1 + servant
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  • The manservant and a driver were dragging portmanteaux into the room.

    A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov
  • He was wearing a Hungarian jacket and was rather well dressed for a manservant.

    A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov
  • Was it possible that Bailey or his Italian manservant had unexpectedly returned!

    The Doctor of Pimlico William Le Queux
  • At that moment a manservant appeared in the doorway of the conservatory.

  • Evidently a manservant who was on his way to interview a new employer.

    The Man Who Knew Edgar Wallace
  • Cecilia's glance passed swiftly from the manservant to Stephen.

    Fraternity John Galsworthy
  • A coachman and manservant were the only other members of the family.

    Kosciuszko Monica Mary Gardner
  • What's their maidservant or their manservant got to do with it, dad?

    The Man Next Door

    Emerson Hough
  • She had sent off her manservant, and was preparing to take the tram back to Auteuil.

    Messengers of Evil Pierre Souvestre
British Dictionary definitions for manservant

manservant

/ˈmænˌsɜːvənt/
noun (pl) menservants
1.
a male servant, esp a valet
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Word Origin and History for manservant
n.

also man-servant, 1550s, from man (n.) + servant.

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