Definition of serang in English:

serang

noun

Indian
  • An Asian head of a lascar crew.

    • ‘The food belonged to Pambe, the serang or head man of the lascar sailors.’
    • ‘A serang is a person of importance, far above a stoker, though the stoker draws better pay.’

Origin

From Persian and Urdu sar-hang ‘commander’, from sar ‘head’ + hang ‘authority’.

Pronunciation

serang

/səˈraŋ/