In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1informalsargentomasculine jefe informal
- ‘Jack thinks the sarge is spying on us,’ David breathed back.
- I had become a soldier and could really look the old sarge in the face.
- So, with a bottle of scotch as old as I was in hand, I went over to Grandpa's house for a conversation and a probable tongue lashing from the sarge.
- Guilt by innuendo and tch-tch-ing at the supposed loose morals of the girl in question just might get the sarge off the hook.
- Don't talk about that here, boys, or I'll have to report you to the sarge.
- Well, the sarge is just as scared as the rest of us, and joking around isn't going to help him any.
- His brother in law gets into major trouble and it's up to the sarge to get him out of it.
- But no matter how much the Sarge bawled him out, Gomer remained Gomer, someone who believed in the virtues of goodness and niceness, even as the world threatened to blow itself to bits.
- The sarge with the enormous hooter noted details and read it back.
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