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[man-sur-vuh nt]
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noun, plural men·serv·ants.
  1. a male servant, especially a valet.
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Origin of manservant

First recorded in 1545–55; man1 + servant
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noun plural menservants
  1. 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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