Why Is An Officers Or Sergeants Mess So Called?

The origin of the phrase officers and sergeants mess comes from the English language.

In olden days the word mess meant a portion of food. This was taken from the French word mes which translated to mean a dish in English.

Over the years it was taken to refer to the diners and then to the dining room.

Words and phrases origins.

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