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serge

Syllabification: serge
Pronunciation: /sərj
 
/

Definition of serge in English:

noun

A durable twilled woolen or worsted fabric.
Example sentences
  • The period saw the transition of British Army uniform from red wool serge coats to khaki cotton, and gaiters were replaced by puttees.
  • All the proud fathers were dressed to kill in their three-piece serge suits and trilby felt hats perched to one side.
  • It is worn with the fermizi, a jacket of velvet or serge with long sleeves that is thrown over the back; waist-high white stockings; and a shirt with wide sleeves made of cotton, muslin, or silk.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French sarge, from a variant of Latin serica (lana) 'silken (wool)', from sericus (see silk).

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