Borrowing from French serge, replacing an older borrowing from Middle French sarge, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *sarica, from Latin sērica.
serge (countable and uncountable, plural serges)
- (textiles) A type of worsted cloth.
- (by metonymy) A garment made of this fabric.
serge (third-person singular simple present serges, present participle serging, simple past and past participle serged)
- (sewing) To overlock.
serge (plural serges)
- A large wax candle used in some church ceremonies.
From Old French sarge, from Vulgar Latin *sarica, from Latin sērica, ultimately from the Ancient Greek σηρῐκός (sērikós, “silken”).
serge f (plural serges)
- twill, serge