serviette

 /ˌsɜːvɪˈɛt/

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
ser•vi•ette /ˌsɜrviˈɛt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable][Chiefly Brit.]
  1. British Termsa table napkin.
See -serv1-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
ser•vi•ette  (sûr′vē et),USA pronunciation n. [Chiefly Brit.]
  1. British Termsa table napkin.
  • Middle French, equivalent. to servi(r) to serve + -ette -ette; for the formation, compare oubliette
  • 1480–90


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

serviette /ˌsɜːvɪˈɛt/ n
  1. chiefly Brit a small square of cloth or paper used while eating to protect the clothes, wipe the mouth and hands, etc
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old French, from servir to serve; formed on the model of oubliette



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