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noun Informal.
  1. sergeant.
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Origin of sarge

by shortening and respelling
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  • "Your bunkie ain't no dude, either, Sarge," continued Kelly.

  • 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


  1. 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.

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