From Middle French, from Old French sergeant, sergent, serjant, sergient, sergant (“sergeant, servant”), from Medieval Latin or Late Latin serviēns, servientem (“a servant, vassal, soldier, apparitor”), from Classical Latin serviēns (“serving”), present participle of serviō, servīre (“serve, be a slave to”). See also servant.
- (military) sergeant
- (military slang) serpat
- sergent-major (“sergeant-major”)