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
The stoppage was observed by 140 union members, according to the Daily Telegraph including gardeners, waiters, cooks and valets.Engulfed by Scandal, Could The Spanish Royal Family Fall? | Tom Sykes | April 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Gave thousands of dollars to the valets and doormen at the hotel.Sunshine: Florida’s Fraught Relationship With the Truth | Jim DeFede | March 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And in case of dispute, who would not back the valets-de-chambre against the historian?A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
These men are called, sometimes commissioners and sometimes valets de place, and in their way they are very useful.Rollo in Holland | Jacob Abbott
Male house-servants, by the way, and men's valets, seem to me quite out of harmony with the domestic traditions of this land.Thirty Years in Australia | Ada Cambridge
Wilkins's provided valets for emergencies, but obviously it expected visitors to bring their own valets in addition.The Regent | E. Arnold Bennett
Most of these had been occasioned by the indignant valets, who, on seeing their masters wounded, had rushed in to defend them.History of the Rise of the Huguenots | Henry Baird
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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