Definition of serge noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

serge

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//sɜːdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɜːrdʒ//
 
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a type of strong cloth made of wool, used for making clothes a blue serge suit Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French sarge, from a variant of Latin serica (lana) ‘silken (wool)’, from sericus, based on Greek Sēres, the name given to the inhabitants of the Far Eastern countries from which silk first came overland to Europe.
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