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

  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


SERGE Defined for English Language Learners

serge

noun

Definition of serge for English Language Learners

  • : a strong cloth that is used to make clothes


SERGE Defined for Kids

serge

noun \ ˈsərj \

Definition of serge for Students

:a strong woolen cloth


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