Etymology
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self-service (adj.)

"in which the customer serves himself," by 1914, in reference to shoe stores, from self- + service (n.1).

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Definitions of self-service
1
self-service (n.)
the practice of serving yourself (as in a grocery or cafeteria);
2
self-service (adj.)
of or denoting an establishment (a restaurant or shop etc.) where customers serve themselves;
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