valet de chambre


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valet de chambre

(valɛ də ʃɑ̃brə)
n, pl valets de chambre (valɛ də ʃɑ̃brə)
(Professions) the full French term for valet1
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.valet de chambre - a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employervalet de chambre - a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer; "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"
body servant - a valet or personal maid
manservant - a man servant
References in classic literature ?
"I never speak to his excellency," replied the concierge; "the valet de chambre will carry your message." The groom returned to the carriage.
Now, leave me, and desire my valet de chambre to come hither." Scarcely had Ali disappeared when the valet entered the chamber.
The count then motioned the valet de chambre to retire, and to Ali to follow to his study, where they conversed long and earnestly together.
"You, my brother -- you at Blois!" cried Louis XIV., dismissing with a gesture both the gentleman and the valet de chambre, who passed out into the next apartment.
Still more, formerly I used to get Laporte, my valet de chambre, to read historical subjects to me, but he put a stop to these readings, and took away Laporte from me.
"His Majesty the King of England!" replied the valet de chambre.
And when next we do hear of him, he is valet de chambre in the household of Edward III.
The white child's name was Thomas a Becket Driscoll, the other's name was Valet de Chambre: no surname--slaves hadn't the privilege.
"To go and fetch Monsieur Laporte, the queen's VALET DE CHAMBRE."