or swithe

[ swith ]
/ swɪθ /


Chiefly British Dialect. immediately; quickly.

verb (used with object)

Scot. to hurry; hasten.

Nearby words

  1. switchgirl,
  2. switching site,
  3. switchman,
  4. switchover,
  5. switchyard,
  6. swither,
  7. swithin,
  8. swithin, saint,
  9. switz.,
  10. switzer

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

Related formsswith·ly, adverb

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