verb (used with or without object), val·et·ed, val·et·ing.
Origin of valet
Examples from the Web for valet
A valet found Hilton's possessions down the road from her property and her driver retrieved them.Elle Macpherson Remarries; "Bling Ring" Copycats Attempt to Rob Paris Hilton|The Fashion Beast Team|August 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In keeping with its Los Angeles origins, Pinkberry is a valet operation.Frozen-Yogurt Shops Are Everywhere, but We Are Nowhere Near Saturation|Daniel Gross|July 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After a few years, he ended up in Moscow, where he was briefly employed as valet to a wealthy nobleman.
The food might be pretty, but you just want the valet to bring your car around already.
A few minutes later, a blue, economy-sized vehicle pulls up and a valet yells our name.Oscars 2011: Red Carpet and Vanity Fair Party Photos|Jacob Bernstein|February 27, 2011|DAILY BEAST
This official held more the position of a steward, or valet to the superior, than that of a cook.English Monastic Life|Abbot Gasquet
The Valet goes into the adjoining room and returns with another armful of clothes.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
At the castle-gate, I inquired for Constant, your valet de chambre, and requested the servants to call him.Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia|L. Mhlbach,
Under the guidance of his valet our hero secured writing materials and indicted a pitiful appeal to his family lawyer.McAllister and His Double|Arthur Train
A cook, a butler, and a valet were the sum-total of his retinue.The Lure of the Mask|Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for valet
verb -ets, -eting or -eted
Word Origin for valet
Word Origin and History for valet
"personal man-servant," mid-14c., from Old French valet, variant of vaslet "man's servant," originally "squire, young man," from Gallo-Romance *vassellittus "young nobleman, squire, page," diminutive of Medieval Latin vassallus, from vassus "servant" (see vassal). Modern sense is usually short for valet de chambre; the general sense of "male household servant of the meaner sort" going with the variant form varlet. First recorded use of valet parking is from 1960.