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valet

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noun va·let \ˈva-lət, ˈva-(ˌ)lā, va-ˈlā\

Simple Definition of valet

  • : a person who parks cars for guests at a hotel, restaurant, etc.

  • : a man's personal male servant

  • : someone who cleans the clothes of guests staying in a hotel

Full Definition of valet

  1. 1 a :  a man's male servant who performs personal services (as taking care of clothing) b :  an employee (as of a hotel or a public facility) who performs personal services for customers

  2. 2 :  a device (as a rack or tray) for holding clothing or personal effects

Origin of valet

Middle English vadlet, valet, from Anglo-French, young man of noble birth serving a lord, boy, servant, from Medieval Latin *vassellittus, diminutive of vassus servant — more at vassal


First Known Use: 14th century

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valet

verb va·let

Simple Definition of valet

  • : to clean (a person's car) very well

Full Definition of valet

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to serve as a valet

Examples of valet

  1. She runs her own valeting business.



1840

First Known Use of valet

1840



VALET Defined for Kids

valet

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noun va·let \ˈva-lət, ˈva-lā, va-ˈlā\

Definition of valet

  1. 1 :  a person who parks cars for guests (as at a restaurant)

  2. 2 :  a male servant or hotel employee who takes care of a man's clothes and does personal services




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