Origin of sergeMiddle English sarge ; from Old French ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form sarica ; from Classical Latin serica, silken garments ; from sericus, silken, literally , of the Seres, a people of eastern; English Asia, probably the Chinese ; from Classical Greek S?res, probably ultimately ; from Chinese se, silk
Origin of sergeMiddle English sarge, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *sarica, from Latin s&emacron;rica (vestis), silken (clothing), feminine of s&emacron;ricus, silken, from Greek s&emacron;rikos, of the Seres, silken, from S&emacron;res, a people of eastern Asia, perhaps China.
transitive verbserged, serg·ing, serg·es
Origin of sergeBack formation from serging, type of overcast stitch, from serge1.
(countable and uncountable, plural serges)
(third-person singular simple present serges, present participle serging, simple past and past participle serged)
- (sewing) To overlock.