American English

Definition of servant noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a person who works in another person's house, and cooks, cleans, etc. for them a domestic servant They treat their mother like a servant.
  2. 2a person who works for a company or an organization a public servant see also civil servant
  3. 3a person or thing that is controlled by something He was willing to make himself a servant of his art.
  4. Idioms
    your obedient servant (old use)
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    used to end a formal letter
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: servant