Definition of manservant in English:

manservant

noun

  • A male servant.

    • ‘The Master's more partial to having menservants around, generally.’
    • ‘They reached the great doors of the palace and she threw them open before the menservants could even move to do so for her.’
    • ‘With an unseen motion of his hand, he summoned his manservant.’
    • ‘This is where Byron installed his carriages, his manservant, his mistress, as well as several cats, a mastiff, a pair of cranes, a fox, a wolf, at least two monkeys and a sickly crow.’
    • ‘The Spirit descends like tongues of fire upon all people: women and men, old and young, even upon those at the very bottom, maidservants and menservants.’
    • ‘But on the evidence of the letter that handsome, hard-drinking Scot was much more than a manservant.’
    • ‘She had been beautiful, once, for a peasant, though she'd never gotten married, even to one of the menservants.’
    • ‘Having completely forgotten about the spell sealing it, they ran right into the barrier and were thrown backwards, landing on top of the manservant.’
    • ‘The Employer muttered darkly about the manservant, cursing him and laying the blame upon him, but it was not entirely his fault.’
    • ‘We go onward, my manservant not noticing which direction I've taken.’
    • ‘The woman nodded her approval and made a gesture to the manservant, she felt the dirty baggy shirt being pulled taunt around her front.’
    • ‘He will take your menservants and maidservants, and the best of your cattle and your asses, and put them to his work.’
    • ‘The menservants all threw themselves repeatedly at the door.’
    • ‘William and his father had been received by Campbell and some other menservants and relieved of their coats.’
    • ‘The manservant asks me my business, then frowns and bids me wait.’
    • ‘Lucius has an amazing charisma, to the point where a previous guard practically became his manservant.’
    • ‘She nearly collided with one of the household's army of servants, but the liveried manservant didn't as much as flinch.’
    • ‘I can have two of my menservants assist you, if you so desire, Captain.’
    • ‘‘I'll send my manservant to bed early so we will have the whole night to talk,’ Sadie smiled.’
    • ‘Both the manservant and the maid looked at each other each silently communicating they thought this a bad idea.’
    valet, attendant, retainer, equerry, gentleman's gentleman, man, jeeves
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Pronunciation

manservant

/ˈmansəːv(ə)nt/