serge

noun
\ˈsərj \

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

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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of serge

: a strong cloth that is used to make clothes

serge

noun
\ˈsərj \

Kids Definition of serge

: a strong woolen cloth

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