verb (used with object), swot·ted, swot·ting, noun
verb (used without object), swot·ted, swot·ting.
Origin of swot2
verb (used with object), swat·ted, swat·ting.
Origin of swat1
Examples from the Web for swot
I told 'em to keep my fire in—I'm going to swot like blazes to-night.In Accordance with the Evidence|Oliver Onions
"They are only going to help you, Swot," the girl assured him, as she took his hand.
"I've brought you some more goodies, Swot, and I found the story," she announced triumphantly.
Swot is, as the querist supposes, a military cant term, and a sufficiently vulgar one too.Notes and Queries 1850.04.06|Various
But Sir Toady Lion says he isn't going to have any—being married is ever such a swot, and children are all little pigs.Sweethearts at Home|S. R. Crockett
verb swots, swotting or swotted
Word Origin for swot
verb, noun swots, swotting or swotted
n acronym for
verb swats, swatting or swatted (tr)
Word Origin for swat
verb, noun swats, swatting or swatted
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.