verb (used with or without object), val·et·ed, val·et·ing.
- valerian family,
- valeric acid,
- valet de chambre,
- valet parking,
Origin of valet
Examples from the Web for valeted
Valeted: served; (from valet, a gentleman's private servant).Tom Brown at Rugby|Thomas Hughes
I can tell a man who's been valeted as far as my eyes will reach.Blacksheep! Blacksheep!|Meredith Nicholson
Mrs. Butterworth put him in the west room, sir, and I valeted him.T. Tembarom|Frances Hodgson Burnett
Young Martin, who valeted Derry when Bronson would let him, followed with more proffers of assistance.The Tin Soldier|Temple Bailey
His slippers were set in readiness on the hearth-rug, and the machine who valeted him had fitted them with boot-trees.Septimus|William J. Locke
verb -ets, -eting or -eted
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.