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View synonyms for swabber

swabber

[ swob-er ]

noun

  1. a person who uses a swab.
  2. a swab; mop.


ˈswabber

/ ˈswɒbə /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of swabber1

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

I'm afraid the sea is too cold for me this morning, Mr. Swabber.

There was no place on board for a 'waister,' a 'swabber,' longshoreman, or sea labourer.

Under the swabber there was a temporary rate known as the liar.

For the duty even of a swabber, he does not consider himself too high, but washes the deck most delicately clean.

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