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Definition of "valet" []

  • A man's male servant, who takes care of his clothes and performs other personal services. (noun)
  • An employee, as in a hotel or on a ship, who performs personal services for guests or passengers. (noun)
  • To act as a personal servant to; attend. (verb-transitive)
  • To work as a valet. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "valet" in a sentence
  • "He did not disturb his _valet de chambre_, who was sleeping soundly at some distance; he dressed himself, and the valet, in a great fright, sprang up, thinking he had been deficient in his duty; but the king sent him back again, commanding him to preserve the most absolute silence."
  • "_valet_ of a woman; who does not know that a man wears a shirt, and that a valet is male?"
  • "Ovid said of Callimachus _quamvis ingenio non valet, arte valet_. ["