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



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 Originlate 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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: serge