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Swiss

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noun \ˈswis\

Definition of Swiss

  1. 1 plural Swiss a :  a native or inhabitant of Switzerlandb :  one that is of Swiss descent

  2. 2 often not capitalized :  any of various fine sheer fabrics of cotton originally made in Switzerland; especially :  dotted swiss

  3. 3 :  swiss cheese



Origin of swiss

Middle French Suisse, from Middle High German Swīzer, from Swīz Switzerland


First Known Use: 1515

Rhymes with swiss


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Swiss

adjective

Simple Definition of Swiss

  • : of or relating to Switzerland or its people

Full Definition of Swiss

  1. :  of, relating to, or characteristic of Switzerland or the Swiss

1530

First Known Use of swiss

1530



SWISS Defined for Kids

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Swiss

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noun \ˈswis\

Definition of Swiss

plural Swiss

  1. :  a person born or living in Switzerland




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Swiss

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adjective

Definition of Swiss

  1. :  of or relating to Switzerland or the Swiss





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