Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sergeant”

See all translations

sergeant

noun [C] uk ( also Sergeant)   /ˈsɑː.dʒənt/ us    /ˈsɑːr-/ ( 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.
More examples

sergeant noun [C] (POLICE OFFICER)

in the UK and some other countries, 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?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “sergeant”

Definitions of “sergeant” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hard luck story

a story or piece of information that someone tells you or writes about himself or herself, intended to make you feel feel sympathy for that person

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More