domestic worker in charge of all the household staff
A butler is a male domestic worker in a large household with several employees.
The butler is the chief servant, responsible for the day-to-day management of the house and the other servants. In a traditional house the butler, who is always male, directs the male servants, while a housekeeper, a woman, directs the female servants. Traditionally, male servants (such as valets and footmen) were better paid and of higher status than female servants.
- ↑ Post, Emily (2007). Emily Post's Etiquette. Echo Library. ISBN 1-4068-1215-3.
- ↑ Butler's Guild
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