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valet

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

Definition of valet

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

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

Origin and Etymology of valet

Middle English vadlet, valet, varlet “male servant, groom, knight's attendant,” borrowed from Anglo-French, “young man of noble birth serving a lord, boy, servant,” going back to Gallo-Romance *vassellittus, diminutive of *vassellus, diminutive of early Medieval Latin vassus “serf, servant, vassal” — more at vassal


First Known Use: 14th century


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valet

verb va·let

Definition of valet

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

Examples of valet in a sentence

  1. She runs her own valeting business.

1840

First Known Use of valet

1840



VALET Defined for English Language Learners

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valet

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

Definition of valet for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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valet

verb va·let

Definition of valet for English Language Learners

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


VALET Defined for Kids

valet

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noun va·let \ˈva-lət, ˈva-lā, va-ˈlā\

Definition of valet for Students

  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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