Swiss

noun
\ ˈswis How to pronounce Swiss (audio) \

Definition of Swiss

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 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2 often not capitalized : any of various fine sheer fabrics of cotton originally made in Switzerland especially : dotted swiss

Swiss

adjective

Definition of Swiss (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of Swiss

Noun

1515, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective

1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Swiss

Noun

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

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“Swiss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Swiss. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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Swiss

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of Swiss

: of or relating to Switzerland or its people

Swiss

noun
\ ˈswis How to pronounce Swiss (audio) \
plural Swiss

Kids Definition of Swiss

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person born or living in Switzerland

Swiss

adjective

Kids Definition of Swiss (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to Switzerland or the Swiss

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