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serf

serf

 
pronunciation:
suhrf
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in feudal societies, a person who is held in servitude on a lord's land and who may be sold or otherwise transferred with the land.
definition 2: any person held in servitude.
similar words:
slave
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derivations: serflike (adj.), serfdom (n.), serfhood (n.)
Homophone Note
The words serf and surf (as in ocean waves) sound alike but have different meanings.