: a native or inhabitant of Serbia
: a member of a South Slavic ethnic group that originated in the Balkans
Serb adjective

Examples of Serb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The three games since have been the Revenge of the Serb. Troy Renck, The Denver Post, 15 May 2024 Kostic has been out of form for months, yet Allegri continues to field the Serb ahead of Samuel Iling-Junior. Emmet Gates, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 When Novak Djokovic beat Jannik Sinner at the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin to claim a record seventh title, the Italian's victory over the Serb earlier that week in the group stage seemed like a mere footnote. Tim Ellis, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 Sinner is on 0:3 against the World No.1; Rublev is 1:5; Stefanos Tsitsipas has lost his last ten against the Serb, while Casper Ruud has never won a set against him. Tim Ellis, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Creating an Association of Serb Municipalities, a commitment Kosovo made in 2013 as part of the Brussels Agreement, was designed with a purpose of giving significant degree of self-governance for the Serb community in Kosovo. Chris Massaro, Fox News, 1 Nov. 2023 Numerous medieval Serb Orthodox Christian monasteries are in Kosovo, and Serb nationalists view a 1389 battle against Ottoman Turks there as a symbol of their national struggle for independence. Dusan Stojanovic, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 Sep. 2023 Djokovic, a Serb, further solidified his reputation as the greatest player of the modern era on Sunday with a clinical, straight-sets win over Daniil Medvedev of Russia. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, 10 Sep. 2023 In the decisive fifth set on Sunday, Alcaraz broke Djokovic with a crushing two-handed backhand passing shot for a 2-1 lead that caused the Serb to smash his racquet on the net post. Adam Zagoria, Forbes, 16 July 2023

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Word History


ultimately from Serbian & Croatian Srbin (plural Srbi)

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Time Traveler
The first known use of Serb was in 1799

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“Serb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Serb. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a person born or living in Serbia

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