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Serb

[surb] /sɜrb/
noun, adjective
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anti-Serb, adjective, noun

Serb.

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Serb

/sɜːb/
noun, adjective
1.
another word for Serbian
Word Origin
C19: from Serbian Srb
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Word Origin and History for Serb
n.

1813, but in reference to the Wends; 1861 as "native of Serbia," from Serbian Srb, perhaps from a root meaning "man." Serbian is attested from 1848 as a noun, 1876 as an adjective. More common in 19c. was Servian.

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