a male servant who attends to the personal needs of his male employer, as by taking care of clothing or the like; manservant.
a man who is employed for cleaning and pressing, laundering, and similar services for patrons of a hotel, passengers on a ship, etc.
an attendant who parks cars for patrons at a hotel, restaurant, etc.
a stand or rack for holding coats, hats, etc.
to serve as a valet.
- val·et·less, adjective
- un·val·et·ed, adjective
- valet , valid
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How to use valet in a sentence
While the speed limit, valet mode and sentry mode settings have been moved to a new category titled Security, which includes tips on how to use the Bluetooth, phone key and location services.Tesla’s redesigned iPhone app features two new home screen widgets | Darrell Etherington | August 26, 2021 | TechCrunch
As an added bonus, they have a vehicle valet program that drops you off at one end of the river or trail and shuttles your car to the other end.Bump This State to the Top of Your Post-Pandemic Wishlist | Cassandra Brooklyn | August 26, 2021 | The Daily Beast
They’re early 20th-century novels about a hapless young man about town who is constantly getting rescued by his valet, and they’re some of the funniest books ever written.Ask a book critic: What’s a good summer read with a Wonder Years feel? | Constance Grady | July 13, 2021 | Vox
Economists have been warning for months that some jobs won’t come back, especially jobs like hotel check in desk workers, valets, toll booth collectors and some serving jobs that can be automated.It’s not a ‘labor shortage.’ It’s a great reassessment of work in America | Heather Long | May 7, 2021 | Washington Post
I pushed us toward the hospital, where a valet stood at her post by the front doors.My Pandemic Baby Is Pulling Us Out of Our Cozy Cave. But How Will the World See a Disabled Mother Like Me? | Rebekah Taussig | April 28, 2021 | Time
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
After a few years, he ended up in Moscow, where he was briefly employed as valet to a wealthy nobleman.
City Prosecutor Michel valet said a 30-year-old man, his two sons, aged three and six, and another child aged ten, were killed.
The food might be pretty, but you just want the valet to bring your car around already.
Martini was on his mission to Vienna; but another valet was put into the chariot to support the Duke.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Mr. Pope was a bachelor, and his valet inconsiderately took the “flu.”Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
After ten days of intermittent suffering, during which the valet had felt no apprehension, he had died suddenly.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
As a matter of fact, he burst his way past my scandalized valet into my bedroom and woke me up.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
Lucy Warrender at least had missed the thousand and one delicate attentions of the valet.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for valet
a manservant who acts as personal attendant to his employer, looking after his clothing, serving his meals, etc: French name: valet de chambre
a manservant who attends to the requirements of patrons in a hotel, passengers on board ship, etc; steward
to act as a valet for (a person)
(tr) to clean the bodywork and interior of (a car) as a professional service
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