Definition of manservant in English:



  • A male servant.

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