Origin of Swede
Examples from the Web for swede
The Swede called the young Dane “a genius,” and labeled his film “a masterpiece.”Denmark Has a Riveting New Drama Starring Mads Mikkelsen|Marlow Stern|July 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The average American, he said, is much worse off than the average Swede.
This is also true the other way, by the way; the average Swede would not be happy living in America.
With those four words, the towering Swede, Dolph Lundgren, achieved film immortality.Dolph Lundgren’s Wild Ride: From Fulbright Scholar to ‘The Expendables 2’|Marlow Stern|August 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
An inexperienced 32-year-old Swede volunteered, and saved thousands.Raoul Wallenberg’s World War II Heroism a Lesson for World Doing Nothing About Syria|Kati Marton|March 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, the big Swede knew perfectly well that she was coming and expected.The Peace of Roaring River|George van Schaick
A lithe figure in a gray habit and a broad-brimmed hat, fair as a Swede, but with dark eyes and heavy lashes.Mr. Isaacs|F. Marion Crawford
The Swede continued to drink raw whiskey, meanwhile babbling at the barkeeper and trying to induce him to indulge in potations.The Monster and Other Stories|Stephen Crane
There was a cold gleam of audaciousness in the Swede's eyes.Atlantis|Gerhart Hauptmann
The Swede recognized the meaning of this; she looked at him quickly with parted lips and her hand extended.Dorothy and other Italian Stories|Constance Fenimore Woolson
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Word Origin for swede
British Dictionary definitions for swede (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for swede
1610s, from Low German, from Middle Low German Swede, back-formed from a source akin to Old English Sweoðeod, literally "Swede-people," from Sweon (plural) "Swedes" (Old Norse, Old Swedish Sviar), called by the Romans Suiones, probably from Proto-Germanic *sweba "free, independent," or else from *geswion "kinsman."