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English definition of “valet”


noun [C]     /ˈvæl.eɪ/ US  /vəˈleɪ/
someone in a hotel who cleans clothesPeople who clean and tidy places and thingsHotels and hostels US someone at a hotel or restaurant who puts your car in a parking space for youPeople who help or serve people professionallyHelpers and accomplices the personal male servant of a rich man, especially in the pastServants, slaves and underlings
(Definition of valet noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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