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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

personification of the perfect valet, 1930, from character in P.G. Wodehouse's novels.


Reginald Jeeves is a fictional character in a series of humorous short stories and novels by P. G. Wodehouse (1881–1975), being the highly-competent valet of a wealthy and idle young Londoner named Bertie Wooster. Created in 1915, Jeeves continued to appear in Wodehouse's work until his last completed novel Aunts Aren't Gentlemen in 1974, a span of 59 years. The name "Jeeves" comes from Percy Jeeves (1888–1916), a Warwickshire cricketer killed in the First World War.

Both the name "Jeeves" and the character of Jeeves have come to be thought of as the quintessential name and nature of a valet or butler, inspiring many similar characters (as well as the name of the Internet search engine Ask Jeeves). A "Jeeves" is now a generic term in references such as the Oxford English Dictionary.

In a conversation with a policeman in "Jeeves and the Kid Clementina", Jeeves refers to himself as both a "gentleman's personal gentleman" and a "personal gentleman's gentleman." This means that Jeeves is a valet, not a butler—that is, he serves a man and not a household. However, Bertie Wooster has lent out Jeeves as a butler on several occasions, and notes: "If the call comes, he can buttle with the best of them."

Jeeves (ERP system)

Jeeves Information Systems, commonly known as Jeeves, is a fast-growing enterprise resource planning ( ERP) system and software developer in Sweden. Jeeves was founded at the beginning of the 1990s by a number of Swedish entrepreneurs. The head office is located in Stockholm. Jeeves was publicly traded on the Stockholm Stock Exchange from 1999 until 2012 when U.S.-based Battery Ventures acquired the company for $32.46 million.

The company is working with a network of dedicated partners (resellers) in Sweden, the rest of Europe, North America, Australia and Asia.

The ERP system is designed for growth companies within the retail, manufacturing and service sectors and has more than 30.000 users in over 40 countries. Jeeves offers two ERP systems; Jeeves Selected, for small sized companies and Jeeves Universal, for Mid-Sized companies. However the systems allow companies to seamlessly grow from Jeeves Selected to Jeeves Universal as and when the business requires it. It was ranked Sweden’s most popular ERP System by the analysis and consulting firm Exido’s IT barometer in 2009.

Jeeves (disambiguation)

Jeeves is a fictional character created by writer P. G. Wodehouse.

Jeeves may also refer to:

  • Jeeves (ERP system), a software developer in Sweden and its product
  • Frank Jeeves (1927-2010), Australian rules footballer
  • Percy Jeeves (1888-1916), English cricketer

Usage examples of "jeeves".

She tried again with Cota, but Cota knew nothing, and Hattie just rolled her eyes and all but mimicked Jeeves, assuring her that Mr.

The anticoagulant needed to be given over a half hour of time, a long time for someone fighting for their breath as Mrs Jeeves was going to fight for hers.

Ralph, kissing his wife on the nose, and congratulating Armstrong on his masterly performance as a second Jeeves, aiding and abetting his stupid master.

I don't mind admitting that in the first flush of the thing, so to speak, when Jeeves told me - this would be about three weeks after I'd landed in America - that a blighter called Cyril Bassington-Bassington had arrived and I found that he had brought a letter of introduction to me from Aunt Agatha .

I was sorry if Bicky was in trouble, but, as a matter of fact, I was rather glad to have something I could discuss freely with Jeeves just then, because things had been a bit strained between us for some time, and it had been rather difficult to hit on anything to talk about that wasn't apt to take a personal turn.

Once a year Jeeves takes a couple of weeks' vacation and biffs off to the sea or somewhere to restore his tissues.

I had never been able to muster up the courage to put it on so far, for I knew that there would be trouble with Jeeves when I did, it being a pretty brightish scarlet.

I told him then that this nuisance must now cease, and after that he cheesed it, and practically passed out of my life, till one afternoon when I got back to the flat to dress for dinner and found Jeeves inspecting a whacking big poster sort of thing which he had draped over the back of an armchair.

Runkle, the mere sight of whom, circs being what they were, was enough to freeze the blood and make each particular hair stand on end like quills upon the fretful porpentine, as I have heard Jeeves put it.

Jeeves told me you were here, and Aunt Dahlia says you've been knocking the voting public base over apex with your oratory in the Conservative interest.

Jeeves took the car to the stables, and the butler - Butterfield was his name, I remembered - led me to the drawing-room.

She would, I think, have gone deeper into the matter, for already she had begun to pay a marked tribute to my guardian angel, who, she said, plainly knew his job from soup to nuts, but at this moment Seppings appeared and asked her if she would have a word with Jeeves, and she went out to have it.

It's always what Jeeves would call most disturbing to hear that a chap with whom you have plucked the gowans fine, as the expression is, isn't making out as well as could be wished.

He had been gone about twenty minutes when Jeeves came in, bowler hat in hand, to say goodbye.

The chivalrous spirit of the Woosters would probably have restrained me, much as I resented that merry laughter, but as it happened the matter was not put to the test, for at this moment Jeeves entered, bearing a tray on which were glasses and a substantial shaker filled to the brim with the juice of the juniper berry.