Definitions of valet

  1. a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer; " Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"
  2. serve as a valet
  3. serve as a personal attendant to
  4. A male waiting servant; a servant who attends on gentleman's person; a body servant.
  5. A manservant who personally attends a man, taking care of his apartment, clothes, etc.
  6. A servant: a man- servant, esp. one who attends on a gentleman's person.
  7. A body- servant.
  8. A gentleman's body- servant.
  9. A man servant who attends on a gentleman's person.
  10. A servant who attends on a gentleman's person; a body- servant; a waiting- servant.

Usage examples for valet

  1. That I am fond of the valet? – Plays by August Strindberg, Second series by August Strindberg
  2. He had just a housekeeper and two maids, who looked nearly as old, and a valet, and a groom, who slept at the 'Phoenix, ' and two very pretty horses at livery in the same place. – The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  3. What does he want with a valet, then? – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  4. The valet of course recognized Downey's voice and suspected nothing. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  5. Then, with the help of the host, I engaged some servants, a certain Bendel, a good, faithful soul, being specially recommended to me as a valet. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  6. Jamison, the valet, came down, and recoiled at sight of his master's long lost wife. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming
  7. This, Mister Kirby, is the best barber, valet, and general aid to comfort in town, the sultan of our bath. – Rebel Spurs by Andre Norton
  8. I am curious to know whether the valet of the First Consul be an exception to this maxim. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  9. " Why," answered the valet, " it was a thief. – Lucretia, Volume 6. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  10. But with a bound that all but upset the velvet valet, the little man cleared the space between him and Amory and struck the cup from Amory's hand. – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  11. He rang for the valet; no response. – The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me by William Allen White
  12. He prevailed at last against the fact and his own testimony with a Japanese, who could not be made to understand the objection to the place, and who willingly went with Hewson as his valet and general house- workman. – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells
  13. Oh, yes, I- I am a valet, valet to Professor Fellner." – The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron, and Augusta Groner
  14. However, he would have ridden down in the hack with the valet, if he had wanted to ride. – Angela's Business by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  15. An elderly valet de chambre, who was waiting for me, immediately went to give notice of my arrival, and five minutes after the charming princess made her appearance. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  16. Mr. Pope's nephew said the valet must go away till he fully recovered, or Mr. Pope would be sure to take it. – Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland by Joseph Tatlow
  17. My maid had got acquainted with his valet- nurse, and had received a quantity of information which she passed to me. – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  18. And the valet- - with him also does the king remain king? – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  19. The valet of a man of wit and intellect ends by getting a little wit and intellect himself which has rubbed off from his master. – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac