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Origin of serf
OTHER WORDS FROM serfserf·dom [surf-duhm] /ˈsɜrf dəm/ noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH serfserf , surf
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Example sentences from the Web for serf
The word itself derives from the Czech word “robota,” or forced labor, as done by serfs.
"Fergan must have remained behind in the quarry where he cuts stone," remarked another serf.
The bailiff having finished his reading, beckoned to a serf named Peter the Lame.
The imprecations and the foot-falls of the serf alone interrupted the silence of the night.
Accidentally the bailiff caught sight of the blind serf, mutilated of his four limbs.
The young serf had a somberer and wilder look, her tears had dried, but her eyes shot lightning.