swat

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See also: Swat, SWAT, and S.W.A.T.

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /swɒt/, /swŏt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒt

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

swat (third-person singular simple present swats, present participle swatting, simple past and past participle swatted)

  1. (transitive) To beat off, as insects; to bat, strike, or hit.
    He swatted the mosquito that was buzzing around in his bedroom.
    The cat swatted at the feather.
    • 2017, Jennifer S. Holland, For These Monkeys, It’s a Fight for Survival., National Geographic (March 2017)[1]
      During my first day in the woods, Raoul, the big alpha male of Rambo II, opened wide to show me his dagger-sharp canines, then sauntered by and swatted my calf with a stick—letting me know my place in the social order. (Low.)
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Noun[edit]

swat (plural swats)

  1. A hard stroke, hit or blow, e.g., as part of a spanking.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

swat (third-person singular simple present swats, present participle swatting, simple past and past participle swatted)

  1. (slang) To illegitimately provoke a SWAT assault upon (someone).

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Louisiana Creole French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French soit (thus).

Conjunction[edit]

swat

  1. or

Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swait-, from Proto-Indo-European *swoyd-, *sweyd-. Cognate with Old Saxon swêt, Old High German sweiz, Old Norse sveiti (sweat, blood). The Indo-European root also gave Latin sudor, Sanskrit स्वेद (sveda).

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Noun[edit]

swāt m or n

  1. sweat
  2. used of other moisture that comes from the body, especially blood

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: swate, swote, swot, swete, swet
    • English: sweat

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *svatъ.

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Noun[edit]

swat m pers (feminine swatka)

  1. A matchmaker.
  2. The father of one's child-in-law.

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Further reading[edit]

  • swat in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • swat in Polish dictionaries at PWN