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serviette

[ sur-vee-et ]
/ ˌsɜr viˈɛt /
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noun Chiefly British.

a table napkin.

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Origin of serviette

1480–90; <Middle French, equivalent to servi(r) to serve + -ette-ette; for the formation, cf. oubliette
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British Dictionary definitions for serviette

serviette
/ (ˌsɜːvɪˈɛt) /

noun

mainly British a small square of cloth or paper used while eating to protect the clothes, wipe the mouth and hands, etc

Word Origin for serviette

C15: from Old French, from servir to serve; formed on the model of oubliette
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