swot

1
[ swot ]
/ swɒt /
|

verb (used with object), swot·ted, swot·ting, noun

Related formsswot·ter, noun

Definition for swot (2 of 3)

swot

2
[ swot ]
/ swɒt /
British Slang.

verb (used without object), swot·ted, swot·ting.

to study or work hard.

noun

a student who studies assiduously, especially to the exclusion of other activities or interests; grind.
hard study or hard work; concentrated effort.

Origin of swot

2
First recorded in 1840–50; dialectal variant of sweat

Definition for swot (3 of 3)

swat

1

or swot

[ swot ]
/ swɒt /

verb (used with object), swat·ted, swat·ting.

to hit; slap; smack.
Baseball. to hit (a ball) powerfully, usually for a long distance.

noun

a smart blow; slap; smack.
Baseball. a powerfully hit ball.

Origin of swat

1
First recorded in 1790–1800; orig. variant of squat
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British Dictionary definitions for swot (1 of 7)

swot

1
/ (swɒt) British informal /

verb swots, swotting or swotted

(often foll by up) to study (a subject) intensively, as for an examination; cram

noun

Also called: swotter (ˈswɒtə) a person who works or studies hard
hard work or grind
Also called: swat

Word Origin for swot

C19: dialect variant of sweat (n)

British Dictionary definitions for swot (2 of 7)

swot

2
/ (swɒt) /

verb, noun swots, swotting or swotted

a variant of swat 1

British Dictionary definitions for swot (3 of 7)

SWOT


abbreviation for

strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats: an analysis of a product made before it is marketed

British Dictionary definitions for swot (4 of 7)

Swat

/ (swɒt) /

noun

a former princely state of NW India: passed to Pakistan in 1947
a river in Pakistan, rising in the north and flowing south to the Kabul River north of Peshawar. Length: about 640 km (400 miles)

British Dictionary definitions for swot (5 of 7)

SWAT

/ (swɒt) /

n acronym for

Special Weapons and Tactics: a military-like unit within the US police force, trained to deal with specially dangerous situations, such as hostage-taking and riots

British Dictionary definitions for swot (6 of 7)

swat

1
/ (swɒt) /

verb swats, swatting or swatted (tr)

to strike or hit sharplyto swat a fly

noun

another word (esp Brit) for swatter (def. 1)
a sharp or violent blow
Also called: swot

Word Origin for swat

C17: northern English dialect and US variant of squat

British Dictionary definitions for swot (7 of 7)

swat

2
/ (swɒt) /

verb, noun swats, swatting or swatted

a variant of swot 1
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Word Origin and History for swot

swat


v.

1796, American English and northern England dialect word, possibly an alteration of Middle English swap "to strike, smite" (see swap), ultimately of imitative origin. Related: Swatted; swatting. The noun is recorded from 1800.

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