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Swedish

[swee-dish]
adjective
  1. of or relating to Sweden, its inhabitants, or their language.
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noun
  1. the people of Sweden collectively.
  2. a Germanic language, the language of Sweden and parts of Finland, closely related to Danish and Norwegian. Abbreviation: Sw
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Origin of Swedish

Related formsan·ti-Swe·dish, adjectivenon-Swed·ish, adjective, nounpro-Swed·ish, adjectivepseu·do-Swed·ish, adjective
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Examples from the Web for swedish

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Historical Examples

  • He falls at Ravenswood, in the battle against the Swedish king, Ongenþew, 2925.

    Beowulf

    Unknown

  • I hired a young Swedish girl and began to feel that I knew where I was.

    The Harbor

    Ernest Poole

  • We should all be so delighted to hear how a Swedish—or Norwegian, is it?

    Tales From Two Hemispheres

    Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen

  • Five Norwegian ships, three Swedish and one Danish ship were sunk.

    Submarine Warfare of To-day

    Charles W. Domville-Fife

  • It stands on the site of a blockhouse erected by the Swedish settlers in 1677.


British Dictionary definitions for swedish

Swedish

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Sweden, its people, or their language
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noun
  1. the official language of Sweden, belonging to the North Germanic branch of the Indo-European family: one of the two official languages of Finland
  2. 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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