- margin; edge.
Origin of marge1
< Middle French < Latin margō; see margin
Origin of marge2
- a female given name, form of Margaret.
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Examples from the Web for marge
Following the Apatow references, Marge informs Homer that she needs to use the “Porta Potty.”Here’s the Lost Judd Apatow ‘Simpsons’ Episode, Penned by Judd Apatow
January 6, 2015
Missing from much of the action were Lois Griffin and Marge Simpson.The Griffins Go to Springfield: ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Family Guy’ Collide
September 29, 2014
It was this complete convergence of events and really kismet, what happened to Marge Gunderson.Frances McDormand on 'Olive Kitteridge,' Dropping LSD, and Her Beef With FX's 'Fargo'
September 3, 2014
Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie have all been accidental political players in their nearly three decades on the air.Mr. Simpson Goes to Washington: How Homer Influenced Politics
August 27, 2014
By far, the best and most touching moments of The Simpsons have come from its two most dynamic characters, Marge and Lisa Simpson.A 200-Hour ‘Simpsons’ Marathon? That’s Unpossible!
July 24, 2014
I wanted Marge to get the idea I was really a family man at heart.
Marge and I were just settling back to watch when Doreen wrinkled her nose.
I was christened Margarine, of course, but in my own circle I have always been known as Marge.
Anybody who married Marge,” said Birsch, “would not die at the end of two years.
Marge: Anything—but temporary parlour-maid is my strong suit.
- British informal short for margarine
- archaic a margin
C16: from French
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Word Origin and History for marge
"edge, border," 1560s, now chiefly poetic, shortening of margin (n.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper