a native or inhabitant of Sweden.
(lowercase)Chiefly British. a rutabaga.
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How to use Swede in a sentence
Swedes used to pride themselves on their sense of moderation, what they referred to as lagom.
The Swedes are treating gender-conforming children the way we once treated gender-variant children.
The Swedes should extend the same tolerant understanding to the gender identity and preferences of the vast majority of children.
Most important, he crafted Swedish passports of his own design, which made instant Swedes out of anybody who wanted one.Raoul Wallenberg’s World War II Heroism a Lesson for World Doing Nothing About Syria | Kati Marton | March 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And don't worry if the Brazilians and South Africans and Swedes and Swarthmoreans think your policies are immoral and insane.
The postmaster was one of the china-eyed, corn-silk Swedes, and he owned quite a bit of Goldstone.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher | Eleanor Gates
The Swedes were entirely routed, and forced to take refuge within the dominions of the sultan of Turkey.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Better were it for the Swedes to stay at home and lick the blood from their bowls than to board the Serpent under thy weapons.The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade) | Snorri Sturluson
It is worth noting that according to Jordanes the Swedes in the 6th century were splendidly dressed.
The French were removed from their neighbourhood on the one side, and the Dutch and Swedes on the other.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 | Egerton Ryerson
British Dictionary definitions for swede (1 of 2)
a Eurasian plant, Brassica napus (or B. napobrassica), cultivated for its bulbous edible root, which is used as a vegetable and as cattle fodder: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
the root of this plant
- Also called (for senses 1, 2): Swedish turnip, (US and Canadian) rutabaga
British Dictionary definitions for Swede (2 of 2)
a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Sweden
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