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serge

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noun \ˈsərj\

Simple Definition of serge

  • : a strong cloth that is used to make clothes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of serge

  1. :  a durable twilled fabric having a smooth clear face and a pronounced diagonal rib on the front and the back

Examples of serge in a sentence

  1. a coat made of serge



Origin and Etymology of serge

Middle English sarge, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *sarica, alteration of Latin serica, feminine of sericus silken — more at sericeous


First Known Use: 14th century


SERGE Defined for Kids

serge

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noun \ˈsərj\

Definition of serge for Students

  1. :  a strong woolen cloth




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