: permitting or offering self-service
self-serve gas
a self-serve farm stand
These hotels are surprisingly good—with fresh beds, flat-panel TVs, self-serve breakfast buffets and free wireless broadband.Rich Kalgaard

Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-serve was in 1910

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“Self-serve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-serve. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

self-serve

adjective
ˈself-ˈsərv
: permitting self-service
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