sweir

1
/ (swiːr) /

verb, noun

a Scot word for swear

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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Examples 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