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"servant" in British English

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servantnoun

uk   /ˈsɜː.vənt/  us   /ˈsɝː.vənt/
B2 [C] a ​person who is ​employed in another person's ​house, doing ​jobs such as ​cooking and ​cleaning, ​especially in the past
public servant/servant of the state
a ​person who ​works for the ​government: Public servants should be ​incorruptible.

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(Definition of servant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"servant" in American English

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servantnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɜr·vənt/
a ​person who is ​employed to do ​work for another ​person, esp. to ​work in another person’s ​home doing ​jobs such as ​cooking and ​cleaning
Servant is also used in ​combination to ​mean someone ​working for the ​public: a ​civil/​public servant
(Definition of servant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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