valet de place

\ -dəˈpläs, -las \
plural valets de place\ -​ā(z)d-​ \

Definition of valet de place

: 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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History and Etymology for valet de place

French, literally, valet of the locality

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“Valet de place.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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