manservant manservant

Definition(s):

  • (n) a man servant

Usage(s):

  1. Government is not much more than a manservant, performing tasks that industry cannot or does not care to manage by itself.
  2. In the late 18th Century, a lady had to call in both a manservant and a maidservant for the lacing job, and if she was stout the two helpers had to use a wooden crank.
  3. Having flirted with lesbianism, Rose now seems on the brink of a health ier relationship with a new manservant.

News

  • Doing time in a luxury suite

    The Issue: The prison living conditions of Raj Rajaratnam, who was convicted of insider trading. *** John Crudele’s article was cheap (“Wall Street Crook Raj Rajaratnam Has Cushy Cell, ‘Manservant’ at Prison: Insider,” Aug. 27). Raj Rajaratnam is serving his time and regardless of immediate surroundings, it is clear that...
    on August 31, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. "We've got this man who is travelling overseas with a butler or a valet or a footman or manservant, whatever it might be," Liberal senator Michael Ronaldson said. "If he puts out the ties and (he's) polishing shoes in the morning he's...
    on May 27, 2008 By: Michael Ronaldson Source: The Age

  2. "If they get us this time, I'm obligated to be Ernie's manservant for the rest of his life," wisecracked Bennett, referring to Ernie Kent, the Ducks' coach.
    on Mar 7, 2006 By: Dick Bennett Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  3. "If you had pockets, you were associated with a labor force," says Gunn. "It meant you had things to carry yourself. Otherwise, your lady's maid or your manservant would have done it for you."
    on Mar 15, 2006 By: Tim Gunn Source: Seattle Times

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