servant

[ sur-vuhnt ]
/ ˈsɜr vənt /

noun

a person employed by another, especially to perform domestic duties.
a person in the service of another.
a person employed by the government: a public servant.

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Origin of servant

1175–1225; Middle English <Old French, noun use of present participle of servir to serve; see -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM servant

serv·ant·less, adjectiveserv·ant·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for servant

servant
/ (ˈsɜːvənt) /

noun

a person employed to work for another, esp one who performs household duties

Derived forms of servant

servant-like, adjective

Word Origin for servant

C13: via Old French, from servant serving, from servir to serve
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