noun Chiefly British.
- servient tenement,
- servile work,
Origin of serviette
Examples from the Web for serviette
And then, when the meal finally did begin Mrs. Maldon's serviette and silver serviette-ring had vanished.The Price of Love|Arnold Bennett
"I don't know as I do," he said, spreading a serviette on a corner of the table, and not looking at her.The Rainbow|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Beth folded her serviette slowly while he was speaking, and, when he stopped, she rose from the table.The Beth Book|Sarah Grand
Throwing his serviette on the disordered table, he pushed back his chair and stood up.Leonora|Arnold Bennett
"We should really have invited the Señorita to join us," said Silvestre, as he spread his serviette over his knees.The Kidnapped President|Guy Boothby
Word Origin for serviette
"table napkin," late 15c., from Middle French serviette "napkin, towel" (14c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps from past participle of servir "to serve" (see serve (v.)). Primarily Scottish at first; re-introduced from French 1818.