serviette

noun
ser·​vi·​ette | \ˌsər-vē-ˈet \

Definition of serviette 

chiefly British

: a table napkin

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Take a serviette and wipe the rim, making sure there’s no foil. Sarah Solomon, Town & Country, "An Etiquette Guide to Champagne and Oysters," 28 July 2017 Still, the Smithsonian is right to to honor this most famous of American serviettes, the Magna Carta of modern Republican economics. Jeet Heer, New Republic, "Art Laffer and the Intellectual Rot of the Republican Party," 18 Oct. 2017 Take a serviette and wipe the rim, making sure there’s no foil. Sarah Solomon, Town & Country, "An Etiquette Guide to Champagne and Oysters," 28 July 2017

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First Known Use of serviette

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for serviette

French, from Middle French, from servir to serve

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