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

     

    valet

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈvælɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvælɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they valet
    BrE BrE//ˈvælɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvælɪt//
     
    he / she / it valets
    BrE BrE//ˈvælɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvælɪts//
     
    past simple valeted
    BrE BrE//ˈvælɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvælɪtɪd//
     
    past participle valeted
    BrE BrE//ˈvælɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvælɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form valeting
    BrE BrE//ˈvælɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvælɪtɪŋ//
     
    The car industry
     
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  1. 1[transitive] valet something (British English) to clean a person’s car thoroughly, especially on the inside a car valeting service See related entries: The car industry
  2. 2[intransitive] to perform the duties of a valet
  3. Word Origin late 15th cent. (denoting a footman acting as an attendant to a horseman): from French; related to vassal.
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