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[sahrj] /sɑrdʒ/
noun, Informal.
Origin of sarge
by shortening and respelling Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "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 Hulbert Footner
  • Naw, I'm not sick; but sarge sent me to get some stuff for some guys that's too sick to move.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • sarge says a delousin' machine's comin' through this way soon.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • "Well, sarge, I think we can write off those stock-killings," the private said.

    Police Operation H. Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for sarge


(informal) sergeant: used esp as a term of address
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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
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Slang definitions & phrases for sarge



A sergeant (1867+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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