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British Dictionary definitions for sweir

sweir1

verb, noun
  1. a Scot word for swear

sweir2

adjective Scot
  1. lazy
  2. loath; disinclined

Word Origin

Old English
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Examples from the Web for sweir

Historical Examples

  • And'—the rest was spoken in a whisper—'I'll sweir to ye, Meggie, the weyver body sanna hae ae drap o' 't.'

    Robert Falconer

    George MacDonald