swot

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From a dialectal English word, from Middle English swot, swat, from Old English swāt (perspiration; sweat), from Proto-Germanic swaitą (sweat). More at sweat.

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swot (third-person singular simple present swots, present participle swotting, simple past and past participle swotted)

  1. (intransitive, slang, Britain) To study with effort or determination (object of study indicated by "up on").
    You should swot up on your French before travelling to Paris.
    Synonym: cram

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swot (plural swots)

  1. (slang, Britain) One who swots.
    • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, page 23:
      He liked Tom all right... Sampson and Bullock he could do without, however. Especially Sampson, who was too much of a grammar-school-type swot ever to be quite the thing.
  2. (slang, Britain) By extension, analogous to boffin, nerd, smart aleck. Often pejorative.
  3. (slang, Britain) Work.
  4. (slang, Britain) Vigorous study at an educational institution.
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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Saterland Frisian[edit]

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From Old Frisian swart, from Proto-West Germanic *swart. Cognates include German schwarz and West Frisian swart.

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swot (inflected swotte, comparative swotter, superlative swotst)

  1. black

References[edit]

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “swot”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN