jeeves

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Jeeves
"personification of the perfect valet," 1930, from character in P.G. Wodehouse novels.
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Jeeves definition


A servant who appears in comic novels and short stories about the English upper classes by P. G. Wodehouse, a twentieth-century British author who spent most of his life in the United States.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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