swither

[ swith-er ]
/ ˈswɪð ər /

noun British Dialect.

a state of confusion, excitement, or perplexity.

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Origin of swither

1495–1505; origin uncertain; compare Old English geswithrian to retire, dwindle, fail
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British Dictionary definitions for swither

swither
/ (ˈswɪðər) Scot /

verb (intr)

to hesitate; vacillate; be perplexed

noun

hesitation; perplexity; agitation

Word Origin for swither

C16: of unknown origin
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