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


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  • The Turks abolished the seat of the Serb church in Pec in 1766.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • And whether it was going to be a Serb or Bulgar who would rescue them—qu'importe?

  • The Yugoslav (read: Serb) army – ostensibly the side that lost the war – is vibrant and defiant.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • What will Kosnovia say, when it is in every man's mind that you should marry a Serb?

  • The inn, kept by a Serb, was far better than the look of the place led one to expect.

    Through the Land of the Serb Mary Edith Durham
British Dictionary definitions for Serb


noun, adjective
another word for Serbian
Word Origin
C19: from Serbian Srb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Serb

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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