valet de chambre
noun (plural valets de chambre) Etymology: French, literally, chamber valet Date: 1646 valet 1a

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  • Valet de chambre — Valet de chambre, or varlet de chambre, was a court appointment introduced in the late Middle Ages, common from the 14th century onwards. Royal Households had many persons appointed at any time. While some valets simply waited on the patron, or… …   Wikipedia

  • valet de chambre — [vȧ let shän′br ] n. pl. valets de chambre [vȧ let] [Fr] VALET (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • Valet de chambre — Valet Val et (?; 277), n. [F. valet, OF. vallet, varlet, vaslet. See {Varlet}, and {Vassal}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A male waiting servant; a servant who attends on gentleman s person; a body servant. [1913 Webster] 2. (Man.) A kind of goad or stick… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • valet de chambre — noun a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer Jeeves was Bertie Wooster s man • Syn: ↑valet, ↑gentleman, ↑gentleman s gentleman, ↑man • Derivationally related forms: ↑man ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • valet de chambre — /vann le deuh shahonn brddeu/, pl. valets de chambre /vann le deuh shahonn brddeu/. French. valet (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

  • valet de chambre — /væleɪ də ˈʃɒmbrə/ (say valay duh shombruh) noun (plural valets de chambre) → valet (def. 1). {French} …   Australian English dictionary

  • valet-de-chambre — noun a) the personal servant of a monarch b) valet …   Wiktionary

  • valet de chambre — fr. Ayuda de cámara …   Diccionario Lunfardo

  • valet de chambre — [Fr.] Body servant …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • valet-de-chambre — …   Useful english dictionary

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