swoopstake

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From swoop +‎ stake. Compare sweepstake.

Noun[edit]

swoopstake (plural swoopstakes)

  1. Alternative form of sweepstake

Adverb[edit]

swoopstake (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of sweepstake
  2. All at once, without making distinctions.
    • 1623, Shakespeare, Hamlet, act 4, scene 5:
      Is't writ in your revenge,
      That, swoopstake, you will draw both friend and foe,
      Winner and loser?