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top sergeant

noun, Military Slang.
1.
a first sergeant.
Origin of top sergeant
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • Still the top sergeant was the top sergeant, came the thought.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • "Well, you just sit right where you are," spoke the top sergeant.

    Anderson Crow, Detective George Barr McCutcheon
  • The top sergeant raced outside and found one of the company lieutenants.

  • The top sergeant stood beaming at them with his legs wide apart.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • "You sure are," said the top sergeant in his good-natured voice.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • "It's a good job," the top sergeant said, suddenly interrupting the song.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • At last the top sergeant came in, shaking the water off his slicker, a serious, important expression on his face.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • "Say, I wonder what they've got there," said the top sergeant, who had been staring at the door.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • When it had ceased striking, Fuselli heard a discreet tapping and saw the shadow of the top sergeant against the door.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • The figure turned and in the dark he recognised the top sergeant's round face.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
Slang definitions & phrases for top sergeant

tops

adjective

Best; most superior; absolutely first-rate; the TOPS: I wish you could print Mencken every month; he's tops/ Sanitation Service Is Tops (1935+)

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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