valet de place

noun \ -dəˈpläs , -las \

Definition of valet de place

plural valets de place \-ā(z)d-\
:a valet who serves transient travelers or strangers by acting as guide
  • the people the traveler naturally sees most—the tavern keepers, valets de place, and postilions
  • —C. G. Bowers

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Origin and Etymology of valet de place

French, literally, valet of the locality


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