Noun Valet Definition and Examples







A man's personal male attendant, who is responsible for his clothes and appearance.
  1. 'They change out of their drab attire, helped by servants and valets.'
  2. 'Ronan Jones - my former valet - is to play my doctor.'
  3. 'These butlers, footmen, valets, drivers, personal assistants, and bodyguards knew where the bodies lay.'
  4. 'Below stairs, their maids and valets work in tandem with the house staff, a subterranean world with its own strict hierarchy.'
  5. 'Jeeves is not a butler, of course, nor just a valet, but something more - a gentleman's gentleman.'
  6. 'You know, probably the most powerful people within a household are valets, dressers and butlers.'
  7. 'When you want to create a real big impression it is useful to have your own personal valet.'
  8. 'Visiting valets and lady's maids know their place and take on the names of their employers.'
  9. 'His staff includes three butlers, four valets, four chefs, 10 gardeners, and more.'
  10. 'Personal staff costs - for two butlers, a valet, four chefs, two chauffeurs, eight housekeepers, eight gardeners and a secretariat - are probably another £1m.'
  11. 'Most had sea duty as personal valets, cabin boys, and dishwashers.'
  12. 'Corporate clients staying in one of the 80 higher-end suites can use the services of a personal valet.'
  13. 'Personal valets glide silently past, afternoon tea is served at exorbitant prices, and trinkets of the previous visitors are left in some of the rooms - Joseph Conrad, Somerset Maugham, Noël Coward.'
  14. 'She opened it and found a young hotel valet standing outside with their baggage.'
  15. 'The only people who own tuxedoes anymore are head waiters, valets, and musicians.'
  16. 'Ask for one of the 42 beach cottages with 24-hour valets and 15-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, where you'll really be able to tell when surf's up.'
A person employed to clean or park cars.
  1. as modifier 'valet parking'
  2. 'The valet opened up my door, escorting me out of the car.'
  3. 'Pull into an upscale shopping mall and the pampered car gets parked just outside the door by the valet.'
  4. 'By the time Ally handed the keys over to the valet at the hotel, Trent had regained his strength.'
  5. 'I didn't mean to imply that the valets had stolen my camera, just that they parked the car in an unknown location.'
  6. 'Three valets scrambled to eagerly open my door; they took my hand and assisted me in getting out of a car I successfully got out of unassisted everyday.'
  7. 'I hand my keys to the valet and follow and exquisitely dressed couple through the house to the backyard.'
  8. 'Why would that man give the car to the valet when he could just park it himself?'
  9. 'He handed the keys to a valet who had appeared out of no where.'
  10. 'The valets in LA are kind of offended if you say you want to park your own car, and I never know how much to tip.'
  11. 'Customers can now drive up to the terminal building, drop their vehicle curbside, and a valet will park their vehicle in a secure lot.'


Act as a valet to (a particular man)
  1. 'It doesn't hurt my pride to valet him.'
  2. 'He valeted Lord Oldcastle when he went on the special mission to Berlin.'
Clean (a car), especially on the inside.
  1. 'I personally did not hear the shots being fired as I had the vacuum on valeting a car with the radio going full blast.'
  2. 'The 28-year-old England captain also spent £74,000 on parking and valeting his five cars; £54,000 on food; and £9,000 on TV and video.'
  3. 'Braintree Council has leased about 20 parking spaces in Braintree's George Yard car park to Car Valet UK to wash and valet cars.'
((n.) A male waiting servant; a servant who attends on gentleman's person; a body servant.|--|(n.) A kind of goad or stick with a point of iron.|--|)


1. a male servant who attends to the personal needs of his male employer, as by taking care of clothing or the like; manservant.

2. a man who is employed for cleaning and pressing, laundering, and similar services for patrons of a hotel, passengers on a ship, etc.

3. an attendant who parks cars for patrons at a hotel, restaurant, etc.

4. a stand or rack for holding coats, hats, etc. verb (used with or without object), valeted, valeting.

5. to serve as a valet.


"There can be valet services."
"chambers can have valets."
"princes can have valets."
"valets can be in privacies."
"valets can be for duties."
"valets can be at condos."
"valets can get people out of ends."
"valets can go on knees."
"valets can get out of ends."
"valets can find in times."
"valets can dream of indulgings."
"valets can dream in sorts."
"valets can go on knees."
"valets can get out of ends."
"valets can find in times."
"valets can dream of indulgings."
"valets can dream in sorts."

Late 15th century (denoting a footman acting as an attendant to a horseman): from French; related to vassal.

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