valet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French valet

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

valet ‎(plural valets)

  1. A man's personal male attendant, responsible for his clothes and appearance.
  2. A hotel employee performing such duties for guests.
  3. (professional wrestling) A female performer in professional wrestling, acting as either a manager or personal chaperone; often used to attract and titillate male members of the audience.
  4. A female chaperone who accompanies a man, and is usually not married to him.
  5. A person employed to clean or park cars.
  6. A wooden stand on which to hold clothes and accessories in preparation for dressing.
  7. A kind of goad or stick with an iron point.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (personal attendant): butler (proscribed)

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

valet ‎(third-person singular simple present valets, present participle valeting, simple past and past participle valeted)

  1. (transitive) To clean and service (a car), as a valet does.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

valet m ‎(plural valets)

  1. (historical) a male attendant of a knight or a lord
  2. (historical) officer belonging to the king's house or a princely house, also valet de chambre
  3. a male servant, a footman
  4. a wooden stand on which to hold clothes and accessories in preparation for dressing, also valet de nuit
  5. (card games) jack

See also[edit]

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huit neuf dix valet dame roi joker

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

valet

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of valeō

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French vaslet.

Noun[edit]

valet m (plural valets)

  1. manservant; (male) attendant

Descendants[edit]


Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French valet.

Noun[edit]

valet m ‎(plural valets)

  1. (Jersey) This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
  2. (Jersey, card games) jack

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

valet n

  1. singular definite of val

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

valet m f (plural valets)

  1. valet (a person employed to park cars)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French valet.

Noun[edit]

valet m ‎(plural valets)

  1. (card games) jack, knave

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

valet

  1. definite singular of val