swabber

[ swob-er ]
/ ˈswɒb ər /

noun

a person who uses a swab.
Slang. swab(def 6).
a swab; mop.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for swabber

swabber
/ (ˈswɒbə) /

noun

a person who uses a swab
a device designed for swabbing
slang an uncouth fellow
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