Definition of valet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈvæleɪ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvæleɪ//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈvælɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvælɪt//
    , also NAmE//væˈleɪ//
    Restaurant people, People in motoring, Hotel people
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  1. 1a man’s personal servant who takes care of his clothes, serves his meals, etc. His valet brought him his letters.
  2. 2a hotel employee whose job is to clean the clothes of hotel guests See related entries: Hotel people
  3. 3(North American English) a person who parks your car for you at a hotel or restaurant Do they have valet parking? See related entries: Restaurant people, People in motoring, Hotel people
  4. Word Originlate 15th cent. (denoting a footman acting as an attendant to a horseman): from French; related to vassal.
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