/man"serr'veuhnt/, n., pl. menservants.
a male servant, esp. a valet.
[1545-55; MAN1 + SERVANT]

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  • manservant — man|ser|vant [ˈmænˌsə:vənt US ə:r ] n old fashioned a male servant, especially a man s personal servant = ↑valet …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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