swonken

[ swong-kuh n ]
/ ˈswɒŋ kən /

verb

past participle of swink.

Words nearby swonken

Definition for swonken (2 of 2)

swink
[ swingk ]
/ swɪŋk /
British Archaic.

verb (used without object), swank or swonk, swonk·en, swink·ing, noun

labor; toil.

Origin of swink

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

OTHER WORDS FROM swink

swink·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for swonken

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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