swabber

[swob-er]
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Origin of swabber

1585–95; < Dutch zwabber; compare Middle Low German swabben to splash in water or filth
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swabber

noun
  1. a person who uses a swab
  2. a device designed for swabbing
  3. slang an uncouth fellow
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