sergeant major

ser·geant ma·jor
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sahr-juh nt mey-jer]
    • /ˈsɑr dʒənt ˈmeɪ dʒər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sahr-juh nt mey-jer]
    • /ˈsɑr dʒənt ˈmeɪ dʒər/

Definitions of sergeant major words

  • noun sergeant major U.S. Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps. a noncommissioned officer serving as chief administrative assistant in a unit headquarters. 1
  • noun sergeant major U.S. Marine Corps. a noncommissioned officer ranking above a first sergeant. 1
  • noun sergeant major a small damselfish, Abudefduf saxatilis, inhabiting warm Atlantic waters, having vertical black stripes on each side. 1
  • noun sergeant major military officer 1
  • countable noun sergeant major A sergeant major is the most senior non-commissioned officer in the army and the marines. 0
  • noun sergeant major a noncommissioned officer of the highest rank or having specific administrative tasks in branches of the armed forces of various countries 0

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Origin of sergeant major

First appearance:

before 1565
One of the 32% oldest English words
First recorded in 1565-75

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Parts of speech for Sergeant major


sergeant major popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 5% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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