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
transitive verbserged, serg′ing
Origin of sergeMiddle English sarge from Old French from Vulgar Latin sārica from Latin sērica (vestis) silken (clothing) feminine of sēricus silken from Greek sērikos of the Seres, silken from Sēres a people of eastern Asia, perhaps China
transitive verbserged, serg·ing, serg·es
Origin of sergeBack formation from serging type of overcast stitch from serge 1
(countable and uncountable, plural serges)
(third-person singular simple present serges, present participle serging, simple past and past participle serged)
- (sewing) To overlock.