Jeeves

personification of the perfect valet, 1930, from character in P.G. Wodehouse's novels.


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Historical Examples of jeeves

  • Surely your terrible experiences of that awful night have told you that Jeeves needs a rest.

    Right Ho, Jeeves

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • Unless—and this is where I want you to follow me very closely, Jeeves—unless steps are taken at once through the proper channels.

    Right Ho, Jeeves

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • "Rollo is not used to you yet, sir," said Jeeves, regarding the bally quadruped in an admiring sort of way.

    My Man Jeeves

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • The sympathetic co-operation of Jeeves seemed to me to be indicated.

    My Man Jeeves

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • Yes, Jeeves, I pondered on the matter most of the way down here, and with the happiest results.

    Right Ho, Jeeves

    P. G. Wodehouse



Culture definitions for jeeves

Jeeves

A servant who appears in comic novels and short stories about the English upper classes by P. G. Wodehouse, a twentieth-century British author who spent most of his life in the United States.

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