serge

noun
\ ˈsərj How to pronounce serge (audio) \

Definition of serge

: 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

a coat made of serge
Recent Examples on the Web The Bees’ scant hopes floated away long ago, as faded now as traces of emerald-green paint on the seat of a blue serge suit. Bob Greene, WSJ, "When Boston Was Bee Town," 4 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of serge

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for serge

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

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“Serge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serge. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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serge

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How to pronounce serge (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of serge

: a strong cloth that is used to make clothes

serge

noun
\ ˈsərj How to pronounce serge (audio) \

Kids Definition of serge

: a strong woolen cloth

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