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swabby

or swab·bie

[ swob-ee ]
/ ˈswɒb i /
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noun, plural swab·bies.
Slang. (in the Navy or Coast Guard) a sailor; gob.
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Origin of swabby

First recorded in 1940–45; swab + -y2

Words nearby swabby

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How to use swabby in a sentence

  • His mistress was also "Dutch," a "great swabby, fat woman," with a very ill disposition.

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