Simple Definition of singe
: to burn (something) slightly
Examples of singe
The wood was singed by the candle.
<the marshmallows got a bit singed over the campfire, but we like them that way>
Origin of singe
Middle English sengen, from Old English sæncgan, sengan; akin to Old High German bisengan to singe, Old Church Slavic isęknǫti to dry up
First Known Use: before 12th century
Definition of singe
: a slight burn : scorch
First Known Use of singe
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up singe? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).