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[man-sur-vuh nt] /ˈmænˌsɜr vənt/
noun, plural menservants.
a male servant, especially a valet.
Origin of manservant
1545-55; man1 + servant Unabridged
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  • He spends his days throwing shoes at his manservant and his nights gorging himself on the city's finest cuisine.
  • As soon as he landed the nobleman left the pier, turning over the details of his baggage examination to his manservant.
British Dictionary definitions for manservant


noun (pl) menservants
a male servant, esp a valet
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Word Origin and History for manservant

also man-servant, 1550s, from man (n.) + servant.

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