- 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.
Origin of valet
Examples from the Web for valeted
Historical Examples of valeted
I can tell a man who's been valeted as far as my eyes will reach.Blacksheep! Blacksheep!
Gimp waved them off angrily, but they valeted for him, anyhow.The Planet Strappers
Raymond Zinke Gallun
Mrs. Butterworth put him in the west room, sir, and I valeted him.T. Tembarom
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Valeted: served; (from valet, a gentleman's private servant).Tom Brown at Rugby
Under his régime the hounds were valeted as they had never been before.All on the Irish Shore
E. Somerville and Martin Ross
- a manservant who acts as personal attendant to his employer, looking after his clothing, serving his meals, etcFrench 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
Word Origin 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.