[ zher-vey; French zher-ve ]


  1. (sometimes initial capital letter) an unsalted French cream cheese made from whole milk and cream.


/ ˌdʒʃzːˈveɪz /


  1. GervaisRicky1961MBritishFILMS AND TV: actorFILMS AND TV: writerFILMS AND TV: director Ricky . born 1961, British comedian, writer, and actor; his TV series include The Office (2001–03), and Extras (2005–07)

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Word History and Origins

Origin of gervais1

1895–1900; named after Charles Gervais (1830–92), French cheesemaker

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Example Sentences

Ricky Gervais, the sultan of scorn, uttered that cheeky bit while emceeing the Golden Globes ceremony a few years back.

Meditation is all about training yourself to “course correct in thinking and movement,” says Gervais.

Last time around, Ricky Gervais and the RZA suggested victims somehow share the blame by taking the photos in the first place.

Ricky Gervais, Derek I don't think this was on anyone's radar.

So like, Tina Fey or Ricky Gervais or Ty Burell—and Celine Dion!

The woman who had introduced herself as Vida Gervais uttered a short, sharp cry.

Someone on the outside, probably the lady with the green eyes, Vida Gervais, had employed the light beam projected message.

He took the powder with him when he left the house a few minutes later dressed in a spare uniform of Vida Gervais' chauffeur.

I have only here given one example of this family, an unimportant but sufficiently characteristic one from St. Gervais of Falaise.

My brother is a little serious, said tall Gervais to his host, in an undertone.


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