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swink

[ swingk ]
/ swɪŋk /
British Archaic.
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verb (used without object), noun swank or swonk, swonk·en, swink·ing,
labor; toil.
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Origin of swink

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

OTHER WORDS FROM swink

swinker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for swink

swink
/ (swɪŋk) archaic /

verb
(intr) to toil or drudge
noun
toil or drudgery

Derived forms of swink

swinker, noun

Word Origin for swink

Old English swinc, from swincan
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