from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A table napkin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A table napkin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A napkin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth and to cover the lap in order to protect clothing
French, from Old French serviete, perhaps from servir, to serve; see serve.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French serviette. (Wiktionary)