valet de chambre

noun

va·​let de cham·​bre (ˌ)va-ˌlā-də-ˈshäⁿbrᵊ How to pronounce valet de chambre (audio)
plural valets de chambre (ˌ)va-ˌlā-də-ˈshäⁿbrᵊ How to pronounce valet de chambre (audio)

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from French, literally "chamber valet"

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of valet de chambre was in 1646

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Cite this Entry

“Valet de chambre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valet%20de%20chambre. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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