a civil-service employee.
CAN YOU GUESS THESE WORDS FROM AROUND THE US?
American English is not always as it appears to be ... get to know regional words in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
A bet is synonymous with a wager, but what does it mean in New York?
Origin of civil servant
First recorded in 1790–1800
Words nearby civil servant
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for civil servant
Macron excelled at France's elite schools, including the civil-servant powerhouse Ecole Nationale d'Administration.This Scary-Smart New Minister of Economy Might Just Turn France Around|Tracy McNicoll|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Let us take the case of a civil-servant whose environment is a district in India.Natural Law in the Spiritual World|Henry Drummond
British Dictionary definitions for civil servant
a member of the civil service
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012