marge

1
[mahrj]

Origin of marge

1
< Middle French < Latin margō; see margin

marge

2
[mahrj]
noun Chiefly British Informal.
  1. margarine.

Origin of marge

2
shortened form

Marge

[mahrj]
noun
  1. a female given name, form of Margaret.
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Contemporary Examples of marge

Historical Examples of marge

  • I wanted Marge to get the idea I was really a family man at heart.

    The Aggravation of Elmer

    Robert Andrew Arthur

  • Marge and I were just settling back to watch when Doreen wrinkled her nose.

    The Aggravation of Elmer

    Robert Andrew Arthur

  • Marge: Anything—but temporary parlour-maid is my strong suit.

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for marge

marge

1
noun
  1. British informal short for margarine

marge

2
noun
  1. archaic a margin

Word Origin for marge

C16: from French
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Word Origin and History for marge
n.

"edge, border," 1560s, now chiefly poetic, shortening of margin (n.).

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