Origin of sarge
by shortening and respelling
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Examples from the Web for sarge
If ever there were an argument for the benefits of religious faith, it was Sarge Shriver.Mark Shriver’s Quest to Understand “A Good Man”
June 4, 2012
Sarge was never given the tools to finish the job, but he never gave up or gave in.
As time passes, many who will never know their names will owe their dignity and place in life to Sarge and Eunice.
Sarge was one of those to whom the torch was passed on Inauguration Day 50 years ago this week.
And the reason it became such a big success—both instantly and even now, 50 years later—was Sarge.The Peace Corps' Determined Father
January 18, 2011
"Your bunkie ain't no dude, either, Sarge," continued Kelly.Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants
H. Irving Hancock
You forget that Sarge Lambert up at the Crossing is my senior.The Woman from Outside
Naw, I'm not sick; but Sarge sent me to get some stuff for some guys that's too sick to move.
Sarge says a delousin' machine's comin' through this way soon.
"Well, Sarge, I think we can write off those stock-killings," the private said.Police Operation
H. Beam Piper
- informal sergeant: used esp as a term of address
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Word Origin and History for sarge
representing the pronunciation of the familiar shortening of sergeant, by 1867.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper