time·​serv·​er | \ ˈtīm-ˌsər-vər How to pronounce timeserver (audio) \

Definition of timeserver

: a person whose behavior is adjusted to the pattern of the times or to please superiors : temporizer

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Examples of timeserver in a Sentence

a classic timeserver, she switched her position on the war the instant it began losing public support

First Known Use of timeserver

1584, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of timeserver was in 1584

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Cite this Entry

“Timeserver.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timeserver. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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