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swound

[swound, swoond]
verb (used without object), noun Archaic.
  1. swoon.
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Origin of swound

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

'swounds

[zwoundz, zoundz, zwoondz]
interjection Obsolete.
  1. zounds.
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Origin of 'swounds

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

interjection
  1. archaic less common spellings of zounds
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swound

noun, verb
  1. an archaic or dialect word for swoon
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