[man-sur-vuh nt]

noun, plural men·serv·ants.

a male servant, especially a valet.

Origin of manservant

First recorded in 1545–55; man1 + servant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for manservant

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

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noun plural menservants

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

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

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