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top sergeant

noun, Military Slang.
a first sergeant.
Origin of top sergeant
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Well, you just sit right where you are," spoke the top sergeant.

    Anderson Crow, Detective George Barr McCutcheon
  • "It's that mucker of a top sergeant, Quigley," says Wilfred.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • The top sergeant stood beaming at them with his legs wide apart.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • "It's a good job," the top sergeant said, suddenly interrupting the song.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • "Say, I wonder what they've got there," said the top sergeant, who had been staring at the door.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • "You sure are," said the top sergeant in his good-natured voice.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • The figure turned and in the dark he recognised the top sergeant's round face.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • Still the top sergeant was the top sergeant, came the thought.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • Just as I was going out the top sergeant came in to return a book.

    The A.E.F. Heywood Broun
  • A top sergeant was evidently just what Madam had been looking for all her life—one trained to receive orders and execute them.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
Slang definitions & phrases for top sergeant

top sergeant

noun phrase

  1. A first sergeant; Top-Kick (1898+)
  2. A lesbian who takes the dominant, masculine role; butch, dyke (1950s+ Homosexuals)
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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