A poor man who thinks he's above the station.
A snob with no money. He knows that he can't and will never get rich, so he clings on his idea of what makes him posh and better than his equally broke
"Terry bought himself a flash car. He's a real Jeeves. Hasn't got it into his head that he's not going to get out of this dead town."
"I'll kill that bastard! You know what that Jeeves did to me?! When I asked him sumfinks about our Tommy, he looked down his nose on me!"
"Jeeves won't hang out with us because we are too common for him."
Name of butler in any rich person's house.
If you name your son Jeeves, he will be doomed to a future of butlery.
1. Generic name for a butler, generally informal and rude.
2. Mascot of search engine
Both are derived from the fiction of P. G. Wodehouse, whose character Jeeves quickly became known as more than a mere butler but something of a hidden genius, for Jeeves had the answers to everything.
1. "Hey Jeeves, disappear! I've got some private buiness I need to attend to."
2. When his master enquires about newts, Jeeves responds,"Oh, yes, sir. The aquatic members of the family Salamandridae which
constitute the genus Molge." -from the novel Right Ho, Jeeves!
One of the two main characters of a series of books written by P.G. Wodehouse. Jeeves was a butler and veritable genius who got Bertie, his bumbling but well-meaning employer, out of trouble and inevitable misunderstandings.
Bertie: "So there you are. I'm on the horns of...what are those things you get on the horns of?"
Jeeves: "Dilemmas, sir."
(pg. 35, "Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves" 1963)
Man who tucks Bertie Wooster in at night
1. Person: Reginald Jeeves.
Arguably British novellist P.G. Wodehouse's most famous creation, Reginald Jeeves is the consummate Gentleman's Personal Gentleman. He serves as valet (not butler, mind you) to Bertram Wilberforce Wooster, a genial young member of the idle rich in fictional 1920's England. Jeeves is almost unnaturally competent, and his role in the books is to fish Bertie and his pals out of the many and various scrapes they get themselves into. This often involves getting Bertie un-engaged and sorting out troubles with uncles and aunts. So legendary is his brain (so large that his head sticks out in the back), that his help is often enlisted by Bertie's friends and relatives as well.
Jeeves is perpetually poised, and is portrayed by Bertie (who narrates the books) as an almost superhuman figure, 'gliding' and 'shimmering' in and out of rooms. His speech is convoluted yet precise, and he often quotes great works of literature to assist his point. He rarely shows any expression save a slight twitch of the mouth or a raise of the eyebrow, but to one well-versed in reading 'the Jeevesian dial' as Bertie would have it, he can be even more expressive than the most extroverted of people.
In the early nineties' ITV series 'Jeeves and Wooster,' he was portrayed (marvellously) by Stephen Fry, to Hugh Laurie's Bertie Wooster.
2. A stereotypical name often used in fiction for a male retainer of any variety, be he butler, valet, footman, chauffeur, etc. T...
1. Name of Bertie Wooster's butler from P.G. Wodehouse's comedy Jeeves. This is maybe his most populer story.
In every book Bertie encounters a problem in his life, sometimes involving either his family or friends. Jeeves supports him with advice and help to get it off his chest.
Granada also aired it's own television series "Jeeves and Wooster", based off the book. Stephen Fry as Jeeves, and Hugh Laurie as Bertie. Both are actors in the Black-Adder series.
2. This is also a name for the butler stereotype. It sometimes honors Wodehouse's character as a namesake. An example is Ask Jeeves, the mascot of the internet search engine.
"There is one possible solution, sir"
n.: (JEE-f.) british slang for "fool"; a nincompoop, an idiot.
v.: (JEE-f'd)displaying prominent foolishness.
proper noun: Jeefe McGibbons; a Welsh Hick. The epitome of jeefe-ness. The Town Goof could be described as a Jeefe McGibbons.
"You got that one wrong? You silly jeefe, you!!"
"Boy! I really jeef'd that one!"
"Jeefe McGibbons is such a... (for lack of better term) jeefe!"