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Word History


German breitschwanz, from breit broad (from Old High German) + schwanz tail, from Middle High German swanz, from swanzen to swing, move back and forth, frequentative of swanken to move to and fro, from swank supple, moveable, swaying

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“Breitschwantz.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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