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Webster 1913 Edition


Valet

Val′et

(văl′ĕt or văl′ā̍; 277)
,
Noun.
[F.
valet
, OF.
vallet
,
varlet
,
vaslet
. See
Varlet
, and
Vassal
.]
1.
A male waiting servant; a servant who attends on a gentleman’s person; a body servant.
2.
(Man.)
A kind of goad or stick with a point of iron.
Valet de chambre
[F.]
,
a body servant, or personal attendant.

Webster 1828 Edition


Valet

VAL'ET

, n.
1.
A waiting servant; a servant who attends on a gentleman's person.
2.
In the manege, a kind of goad or stick armed with a point of iron.

Definition 2021


valet

valet

See also: válet

English

Noun

valet (plural valets)

  1. A man's personal male attendant, responsible for his clothes and appearance.
  2. A hotel employee performing such duties for guests.
  3. (professional wrestling) A female performer in professional wrestling, acting as either a manager or personal chaperone; often used to attract and titillate male members of the audience.
  4. A female chaperone who accompanies a man, and is usually not married to him.
  5. A person employed to clean or park cars.
  6. A wooden stand on which to hold clothes and accessories in preparation for dressing.
  7. A kind of goad or stick with an iron point.

Synonyms

  • (personal attendant): butler (proscribed)

Translations

Verb

valet (third-person singular simple present valets, present participle valeting, simple past and past participle valeted)

  1. (transitive) To clean and service (a car), as a valet does.

French

Pronunciation

Noun

valet m (plural valets)

  1. (historical) a male attendant of a knight or a lord
  2. (historical) officer belonging to the king's house or a princely house, also valet de chambre
  3. a male servant, a footman
  4. a wooden stand on which to hold clothes and accessories in preparation for dressing, also valet de nuit
  5. (card games) jack

See also

Playing cards in French · cartes à jouer (layout · text)
as deux trois quatre cinq six sept
huit neuf dix valet dame roi joker

Anagrams


Latin

Verb

valet

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of valeō

Middle French

Etymology

Old French vaslet.

Noun

valet m (plural valets)

  1. manservant; (male) attendant

Descendants


Norman

Etymology

Borrowing from French valet.

Noun

valet m (plural valets)

  1. (Jersey) This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
  2. (Jersey, card games) jack

Derived terms


Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

valet n

  1. singular definite of val

Portuguese

Noun

valet m f (plural valets)

  1. valet (a person employed to park cars)

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowing from French valet.

Noun

valet m (plural valets)

  1. (card games) jack, knave

Swedish

Noun

valet

  1. definite singular of val