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1swink

intransitive verb \ˈswiŋk\

Definition of SWINK

archaic
:  toil, slave

Origin of SWINK

Middle English, from Old English swincan; akin to Old High German swingan to rush — more at swing
First Known Use: before 12th century

2swink

noun

Definition of SWINK

archaic

First Known Use of SWINK

12th century

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