- 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 valeting
Historical Examples of valeting
There will be no valeting, and you will have undisputed charge of the pantry and wine-cellar.The Yellow Claw
Count Saxe had both, and did not like the business of valeting, even for kings.Francezka
Molly Elliot Seawell
If I were you I should try to get something better than valeting.The Great Adventure
Hughes repudiated all idea of valeting, but was willing to accept the man as a comrade.Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life
Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
Mishka turned up again, and insisted on valeting me after a fashion, though I told him I could manage perfectly well by myself.The Red Symbol
- 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.