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manservant

[ man-sur-vuh nt ]
/ ˈmænˌsɜr vənt /
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noun, plural men·serv·ants.

a male servant, especially a valet.

RELATED WORDS

servant, man, steward, valet, squire, dresser, equerry

Nearby words

mansart, françois, mansart, jules hardouin, manscape, manse, mansell, manservant, mansfield, mansfield, katherine, mansfield, michael joseph, mansfield, mount, mansholt

Origin of manservant

First recorded in 1545–55; man1 + servant
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British Dictionary definitions for manservant

manservant

/ (ˈmænˌsɜːvənt) /

noun plural menservants

a male servant, esp a valet
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Word Origin and History for manservant

manservant


n.

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

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