Singe Definition

sĭnj
singed, singeing, singes
verb
singed, singeing, singes
To burn superficially or slightly.
Webster's New World
To expose (the carcass of an animal or fowl) to flame in removing bristles or feathers.
Webster's New World
To burn the tips of (hair), as after a haircut.
Webster's New World
To burn the nap from (cloth) as a process of manufacture.
Webster's New World
noun
singes
The act of singeing.
Webster's New World
A superficial burn.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Singe

Noun

Singular:
singe
Plural:
singes

Origin of Singe

  • From Middle English sengen, from Old English sengan, sæncgan (“to singe, burn slightly, scorch, afflict"), from Proto-Germanic *sangijanÄ… (“to burn, torch"), from Proto-Indo-European *senk- (“to burn"). Cognate with Dutch zengen (“to singe, scorch"), German sengen (“to singe, scorch"), Icelandic sangr (“burnt, scorched").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English sengen from Old English sengan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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