Serf Definition

sûrf
serfs
noun
serfs
A slave.
Webster's New World
A person in feudal servitude, bound to his or her master's land and transferred with it to a new owner.
Webster's New World
An agricultural laborer under various similar systems, especially in Russia and eastern Europe in the 1700s and 1800s.
American Heritage
Any person who is oppressed or without freedom.
Webster's New World

(strategy games) A worker unit.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Serf

Noun

Singular:
serf
Plural:
serfs

Origin of Serf

  • From Old French serf, from Latin servus (“slave, serf, servant"), perhaps of Etruscan origin

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin servus slave

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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