gervais

[ zher-vey; French zher-ve ]
/ ʒɛrˈveɪ; French ʒɛrˈvɛ /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. gershwin, george,
  2. gert,
  3. gertrude,
  4. gerund,
  5. gerundive,
  6. geryon,
  7. gerzean,
  8. gesamtkunstwerk,
  9. geschrei,
  10. gesell

Origin of gervais

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

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British Dictionary definitions for gervais

Gervais

/ (ˌdʒʃzːˈveɪz) /

noun

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 Origin and History for gervais

Gervais

masc. proper name, French Gervais, from Old High German Gervas, literally "serving with one's spear," from ger "spear" + Celtic base *vas- "servant."

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