One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Amply provided with something (also with for); specifically presented or supplied with plenty of food and drink. Also of a meal, etc.: properly served.
2Military. Of a gun, artillery, etc.: well operated.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Blome (bap. 1630, d. 1705), cartographer and bookseller. From well + served.
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