Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sergeant”

sergeant

noun [C] uk   /ˈsɑː.dʒənt/ us    /ˈsɑːr-/ (also Sergeant, written abbreviation Sgt, informal sarge)

sergeant noun [C] (SOLDIER)

a soldier of middle rank: Sergeant Lewis/Tom Lewis [as form of address] Dismiss the men, Sergeant.

sergeant noun [C] (POLICE OFFICER)

in Britain, a police officer whose rank is above constable and below inspector, or, in the US, a police officer whose rank is below a captain: Sergeant Bates/Bill Bates [as form of address] Thank you, Sergeant.
(Definition of sergeant from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sergeant?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with People who work for the police service, but you might be interested in these topics from the Law and the police topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “sergeant”

Definitions of “sergeant” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

initial

of or at the beginning

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More