swink

[swingk]British Archaic.
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verb (used without object), swank or swonk, swonk·en, swink·ing, noun

labor; toil.

Nearby words

  1. swingover,
  2. swingtree,
  3. swingy,
  4. swinish,
  5. swinishly,
  6. swinnerton,
  7. swinnerton, frank,
  8. swinney,
  9. swipe,
  10. swipe card

Origin of swink

before 900; Middle English swinken, Old English swincan; akin to swing1

Related formsswink·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for swink

swink

verb

(intr) to toil or drudge

noun

toil or drudgery
Derived Formsswinker, noun

Word Origin for swink

Old English swinc, from swincan

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