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[sahrj] /sɑrdʒ/
noun, Informal.
Origin of sarge
by shortening and respelling Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But, sarge, he urged desperately, Im no durn good here foolin around with drill an relief an diggin an all that.

  • "Your bunkie ain't no dude, either, sarge," continued Kelly.

    Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants H. Irving Hancock
  • Whatever happens, sarge, don't get excited and go to shooting.

    Raw Gold Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • 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
  • They're all right, just as you handed 'em over; only I asked me friend the sarge to lock 'em up till you called.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
British Dictionary definitions for sarge


(informal) sergeant: used esp as a term of address
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for sarge

representing the pronunciation of the familiar shortening of sergeant, by 1867.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for sarge



A sergeant (1867+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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