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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: , present participle of servir; SERVE1


Related topics: Occupations
ser‧vant W2 [countable]
1BO someone, especially in the past, who was paid to clean someone's house, cook for them, answer the door etc, and who often lived in the house:
Many young girls became domestic servants.

servant of something/somebody

someone who is controlled by someone or something - often used to show disapproval:
Are we the servants of computers?

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