dialectal, chiefly British
: shirt

Word History


Middle English (Scots) serk, from Old English serc; akin to Old Norse serkr shirt

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sark was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Sark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sark. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

island in the English Channel that is one of the Channel Islands and is a dependency of Guernsey area 2 square miles (5.2 square kilometers)
ˌsär-ˈkēz How to pronounce Sark (audio)

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