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See also: Swick


Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Scots swik (deceit), from Middle English swik, swic (deceit), from Old English swic (deception, illusion), from Proto-Germanic *swiką (deception, deceit), from Proto-Indo-European *sweyg- (to bend, turn, sway, swerve, dodge). Cognate with Danish svig (fraud, deceit, deception), Norwegian svik (betrayal), Icelandic svik (fraud, deceit, deception, betrayal).


swick (plural swicks)

  1. deceit; fraud
  2. A trick; an act of cheating or swindling

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English swiken (to deceive), from Old English swīcan and swician (to deceive, cheat, swindle, wander), related to English swike. More at swike.


swick (third-person singular present swicks, present participle swickin, past swickt, past participle swickt)

  1. To cheat; swindle; deceive