self-serve [selfsʉrv′]
short for SELF-SERVICE

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  • self-serve — self′ serve′ adj. cvb self service • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • self-serve — adjective Describing a facility in which the customer does the work rather than being waited on. Self serve gas stations are popular with owners because they need fewer attendants and have all the customers as free part time employees …   Wiktionary

  • self-serve — /self serrv /, adj. self service. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-serve — ¦ ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷ adjective : permitting self service * * * /self serrv /, adj. self service. [1925 30] …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-serve — adjective Date: 1926 permitting self service …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-service — or ,self serve adjective a self service restaurant or gas station is one where the customers have to serve themselves …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Self-service laundry — 1950s Launderette sign, London, England Part of the interior of a self service …   Wikipedia

  • self-service — /sɛlf ˈsɜvəs / (say self servuhs) adjective 1. (of a service station, restaurant, shop, etc.) operating on the principle that the customers perform part or all of the service themselves. –noun 2. such a service station, restaurant, shop, etc. 3.… …  

  • Serve — Serve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Served}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Serving}.] [OE. serven, servien, OF. & F. servir, fr. L. servire; akin to servus a servant or slave, servare to protect, preserve, observe; cf. Zend har to protect, haurva protecting. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-serving — also self serving, 1827, from SELF (Cf. self) + serving (see SERVE (Cf. serve)) …   Etymology dictionary

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