Swedish

[ swee-dish ]
/ ˈswi dɪʃ /
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adjective

of or relating to Sweden, its inhabitants, or their language.

noun

the people of Sweden collectively.
a Germanic language, the language of Sweden and parts of Finland, closely related to Danish and Norwegian. Abbreviation: Sw

Origin of Swedish


Related formsan·ti-Swe·dish, adjectivenon-Swed·ish, adjective, nounpro-Swed·ish, adjectivepseu·do-Swed·ish, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for swedish

Swedish

/ (ˈswiːdɪʃ) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Sweden, its people, or their language

noun

the official language of Sweden, belonging to the North Germanic branch of the Indo-European family: one of the two official languages of Finland
the Swedish (functioning as plural) the people of Sweden collectively
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Word Origin and History for swedish

Swedish

adj.

c.1600, from Swede + -ish. Related: Swedishness.

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