Origin: ME sarge < OFr < VL *sarica < L serica, silken garments < sericus, silken, lit., of the Seres, a people of E Asia, prob. the Chinese < Gr Sēres, prob. ult. < Chin se, silk
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Origin: Middle 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 verb serged serged, serg·ing, serg·es
Origin: Back formation from serging, type of overcast stitch, from serge1.
- sergˈer noun