Swiss

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noun

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plural Swiss
a
: a native or inhabitant of Switzerland
b
: one that is of Swiss descent
2
often not capitalized : any of various fine sheer fabrics of cotton originally made in Switzerland
especially : dotted swiss
3

Swiss

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adjective

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

Examples of Swiss in a Sentence

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Noun
There are certain things – like quiet trains and what to do with garbage – that the Swiss have just figured out and New Yorkers could learn a lot from this country! Annika Pham, Variety, 15 Apr. 2024 The victim’s attorney turned over that as well as a Certificate of Origin from Swiss watchmaker Chopard and a Chopard retailer’s $89,400 appraisal for a white gold Chopard L’Heure du Diamantwatch. David J. Neal, Miami Herald, 14 Apr. 2024 With this concept in hand, Macdonald shot the short on an empty road in the Swiss Alps, and the Sew Torn (2019) short was born. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Apr. 2024 The Swiss National Bank was the first major central bank to cut rates in the current cycle on March 21. David McHugh, Quartz, 11 Apr. 2024 TikTok videos featured in the documentary show Brandy employees riding in an airplane over the Swiss Alps and in lavish hotel rooms. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 9 Apr. 2024 The park’s Redwood Canopy Trail takes visitors up into the mid-canopy over aerial suspension bridges, with platforms from which to gaze out and channel your inner Swiss Family Robinson. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, 8 Apr. 2024 Pauker’s guests on that day were from the Swiss Red Cross. William Booth, Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2024 The Swiss have long preferred a more consensual approach to financial oversight than is common in other jurisdictions. Bastian Benrath, Fortune Europe, 4 Apr. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

First Known Use

Noun

1515, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective

1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Swiss was in 1515

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Cite this Entry

“Swiss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Swiss. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

Swiss

noun
ˈswis
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plural Swiss
a
: a person born or living in Switzerland
b
: a person of Swiss ancestry
2
: a pale yellow firm cheese with many large holes
Swiss adjective

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