swound

[ swound, swoond ]
/ swaʊnd, swund /
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verb (used without object), noun Archaic.


Nearby words

  1. swore,
  2. sworn,
  3. swot,
  4. swotter,
  5. swotty,
  6. swounds,
  7. swozzle,
  8. swtz.,
  9. swum,
  10. swung

Origin of swound

1400–50; late Middle English swounde (v.), variant (with excrescent d) of swoune to swoon

'swounds

[ zwoundz, zoundz, zwoondz ]
/ zwaʊndz, zaʊndz, zwundz /

interjection Obsolete.

Origin of 'swounds

First recorded in 1580–90; 's3 + wound1 + -s3

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Examples from the Web for swounds

  • Swounds, but an empty stomach is a craven comrade in a desperate enterprise.

    The Tavern Knight|Rafael Sabatini


British Dictionary definitions for swounds

swounds

'swounds

/ (zwaʊndz, zaʊndz) /

interjection

archaic less common spellings of zounds

swound

/ (swaʊnd) /

noun, verb

an archaic or dialect word for swoon
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