noun \ˈva-lət, ˈva-(ˌ)lā, va-ˈlā\

: 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

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
:  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

Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith


transitive verb

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

Full Definition of VALET

:  to serve as a valet

Examples of VALET

  1. She runs her own valeting business.

First Known Use of VALET


Rhymes with VALET


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