Dictionary.com

swith

or swithe

[ swith ]
/ swɪθ /
Save This Word!

adverb
Chiefly British Dialect. immediately; quickly.
verb (used with object)
Scot. to hurry; hasten.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of swith

before 900; Middle English (adv.), Old English swīthe strongly, equivalent to swīth strong (cognate with German geschwind,Old Norse svinnr fast, Gothic swinths strong) + -e adv. suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM swith

swithly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use swith in a sentence

  • Hence swith to Doctor Rat, hie thee that thou were gone, And pray him come speak with me, cham not well at ease.

    Gammer Gurton's Needle|Mr. S. Mr. of Art
FEEDBACK