verb (used with or without object), val·et·ed, val·et·ing.
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
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.