• One who is hired to perform regular household or other duties, and receives compensation. As opposed to a slave.
  • One who serves another, providing help in some manner.
  • A person who dedicates themselves to God.
  • A professed lover.
  • A person of low condition or spirit.



  • From Middle English servaunt, from Old French servant, from the present participle of the verb servir. sergeant, and servient. Morphologically serve + -ant. Displaced native .

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