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A valet or gentleman's gentleman is a man's male servant. The valet performs personal chores such as maintaining his employer's clothes, running a bath and perhaps shaving his employer.
In a great house, the master of the house has his own valet but in a smaller residence the butler may double as his employer's valet. In a bachelor's residence, the valet may perform light housekeeping chores as well.
A valet can also mean a valet as in valet parking. The valet parks the car for the driver.
Famous fictional valets
- Mervyn Bunter, created by Dorothy L. Sayers in the Lord Peter Wimsey series
- Giles French, from the TV series Family Affair (later functioned as the family butler)
- Reginald Jeeves, created by P.G. Wodehouse in the Jeeves and Wooster series.
Valet also has several related uses:
- valet, a hotel employee who performs personal services for guests.
- valet, an implement on which clothes may be hung.
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