verb (used with or without object), swopped, swop·ping, noun Chiefly British.

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Examples from the Web for swopping

Historical Examples of swopping

  • The men outside Hegarty's, smoking and swopping yarns with the Schoolmaster, watched him go.

    The Pioneers

    Katharine Susannah Prichard

  • The horse-dealer still stuck to his old courses—coping, swopping, swearing—likely to outlive them all.

    The Fatal Cord

    Mayne Reid

  • The canvas-backed duck has been praised as highly as the “swopping, swopping mallard” of a comfortable college in Oxford.

    Lost Leaders

    Andrew Lang

  • All over the land men are eternally “swopping stories” at bars, and in the long, endless journeys by railway p. 187and steamer.

    Lost Leaders

    Andrew Lang

  • Before the evening was over he made the discovery that “swopping” was a favourite pastime of the leisure hours of the Den.

    Follow My leader

    Talbot Baines Reed

British Dictionary definitions for swopping


noun, verb swops, swopping or swopped

a variant spelling of swap
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