- any long, shirtlike garment worn next to the skin, as a chemise, nightshirt, or the like.
Origin of sark
- one of the Channel Islands, E of Guernsey. 2 sq. mi. (5 sq. km).
Examples from the Web for sark
Contemporary Examples of sark
Despite recent attempts at democracy and modernization, Sark is full of quirks befitting its history.
On Sark, horses and carts and feudal traditions still remain strong.
With some maneuvering, he and Tron take over the MCP and kill Sark, proving they're the most badass guys in the mainframe.
En route, Tron encounters the MCP's henchman, Sark, and the two battle it out cyberstyle.
Historical Examples of sark
"We ought to stick to this till K. caves in," says the Member for Sark.
Cow killed by lightning, or by what looked like lightning (Isle of Sark, near Guernsey).The Book of the Damned
Moreover than which, as grammarians say, Sark has evidently been misinformed.
But it may, perhaps, be significant that a cachalot was stranded off Sark on June 3.The Plattner Story and Others
H. G. Wells
"'Compels,'" said the Member for Sark, nothing if not critical.
- Scot a shirt or (formerly) chemise
Word Origin for sark
- an island in the English Channel in the Channel Islands, consisting of Great Sark and Little Sark, connected by an isthmus: ruled by a hereditary Seigneur or Dame. Pop: 591 (2000). Area: 5 sq km (2 sq miles)French name: Sercq
Word Origin and History for sark
"shirt, body garment of linen or cotton for either sex," late Old English serc "shirt, corselet, coat of mail," surviving as a Scottish and northern dialect word, from Old Norse serkr, cognate with Old English serk (see berserk). But Gordon lists it as a loan-word from Latin sarcia; other sources are silent on the point. Cf. also Lithuanian sarkas "shirt," Old Church Slavonic sraka "tunic," Russian soročka, Finnish sarkki "shirt," all of which perhaps are from Germanic.