val·et (vă-lā, vălā, vălĭt)
1. A man's male servant, who takes care of his clothes and performs other personal services.
2. An employee, as in a hotel or on a ship, who performs personal services for guests or passengers.
3. A person who parks and retrieves cars for patrons of restaurants, theaters, and other business establishments.
v. val·et·ed, val·et·ing, val·ets
To act as a personal servant to; attend.
To work as a valet.
[Middle English valette, from Old French vaslet, valet, servant, squire, from Vulgar Latin *vassellitus, diminutive of *vassus, vassal; see VASSAL.]
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