swallie

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English[edit]

A dialectical form of swallow, primarily used in northern Britain. Particularly in north eastern England and parts of Scotland.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

swallie (plural swallies)

  1. The act of swallowing.
  2. A throat or gullet.

Verb[edit]

swallie (third-person singular simple present swallies, present participle swallyin, simple past and past participle swallit)

  1. To swallow (food etc).

Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

swallie (plural swallies)

  1. The act of swallowing.
  2. A throat or gullet.

Verb[edit]

tae swallie (third-person singular simple present swallies, present participle swallyin, simple past swallit, past participle swallit)

  1. To swallow (food etc).