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Topic: MOTOR VEHICLES

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: vaslet, valet 'young male servant', from Medieval Latin vassellittus, from vassus; VASSAL

valet

1 noun
     
val‧et1 [countable]
1DCBO a male servant who looks after a man's clothes, serves his meals etc [↪ maid]
2 also valet parker American EnglishBOTTC someone who parks your car for you at a hotel or restaurant:
valet service
3 British EnglishBODLT someone who cleans the clothes of people staying in a hotel
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