sweir

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/ (swiːr) /

verb, noun

a Scot word for swear

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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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decorum

British Dictionary definitions for sweir (2 of 2)

sweir2
/ (swiːr) /

adjective Scot

lazy
loath; disinclined

Word Origin for sweir

Old English
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Example sentences from the Web for sweir

  • And'—the rest was spoken in a whisper—'I'll sweir to ye, Meggie, the weyver body sanna hae ae drap o' 't.'

    Robert Falconer|George MacDonald