Todays Word: Jeeves

Word: Jeeves

PRONUNCIATION:

(jeevz)

MEANING:

noun: A personal servant, especially one who is resourceful and reliable.

ETYMOLOGY:

After Reginald Jeeves, a valet in the stories by P.G. Wodehouse. Jeeves first made his appearance in a short story in 1915. Earliest documented example of the word used allusively: 1952.

USAGE:

“When you’ve got a billion dollars at your disposal, and a Jeeves to take care of your travel arrangements, nothing untoward is going to happen to you.”
Nicholas Barber; The Bucket List; The Independent (London, UK); Feb 17, 2008.

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