sweight

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sweyght, derivative of Middle English sweiȝen (to sway), equivalent to sway +‎ -th.

Noun[edit]

sweight (plural sweights)

  1. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) A portion or amount; the greatest amount or the greater part of anything; a multitude; a great number or quantity.
    main sweight
  2. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) The force of a moving object or body in motion; violence.
  3. (UK dialectal, Scotland) A rush; an impetus; a burden, weight, or force.

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