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serf

 
pronunciation:
suhrf
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition: a person in earlier times who was like a slave. Serfs had to stay on the property where they worked and lived. If the land was sold, they were sold along with it.
derivations: serflike (adj.), serfdom (n.), serfhood (n.)
Homophone Note
The words serf and surf (as in ocean waves) sound alike but have different meanings.