swabby

or swab·bie

[ swob-ee ]
/ ˈswɒb i /

noun, plural swab·bies.

Slang. (in the Navy or Coast Guard) a sailor; gob.

Origin of swabby

First recorded in 1940–45; swab + -y2
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