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servant Line breaks: ser|vant
Pronunciation: /ˈsəːv(ə)nt/

Definition of servant in English:

noun

1A person who performs duties for others, especially a person employed in a house on domestic duties or as a personal attendant.
Example sentences
  • Many girls are used as domestic servants and are prevented from attending school.
  • Financially they were well enough established to be able to employ a domestic servant.
  • Sometimes clients or their families treat caregivers as maids or domestic servants.
Synonyms
attendant, retainer;
domestic help, domestic worker, domestic, help, cleaner, cleaning woman/lady, helper;
lackey, flunkey, minion;
footman, page, page boy, valet, butler, man, gentleman's gentleman, batman, manservant, houseman, houseboy, boy;
menial, drudge, hireling, slave, galley slave;
North American hired help;
in Spanish-speaking countriesmozo;
Indian bearer, chokra, amah, bai
British datedcharwoman, charlady, char, boots
South African , chiefly historicaljong
British informalMrs Mop, daily woman, daily, skivvy
British university slangscout, bedder, gyp
archaicseneschal, abigail, servitor, scullion, tweeny, servingman, servingwoman, serving wench, turnspit, varlet, vassal, serf
rarefamulus
1.1A person employed in the service of a government: a government servant See also civil servant, public servant.
More example sentences
  • Being in public service exposes government servants to a lot of criticism, but praise, even if rare, is a great boost.
  • Officers are employees and servants of the council and, in the last resort, take instructions from it.
  • They also urged the public to come forwards with information in case they came across corrupt government servants.
1.2A devoted and helpful follower or supporter: he was a great servant of the Labour Party
More example sentences
  • This case also reminds me that even the most devoted servants of God are not over the Gospel but beneath it.
  • The pattern made plain in the Saviour, and then the apostles, is to be followed by all his servants.
  • He was a great servant of the Conservative Party, a devoted constituency member and a very good friend.
Synonyms
helper, supporter, follower

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, literally '(person) serving', present participle (used as a noun) of servir 'to serve'.

Words that rhyme with servant

fervent, observant

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