swabber

noun
swab·​ber | \ ˈswä-bər How to pronounce swabber (audio) \

Definition of swabber

1 : one that swabs

Examples of swabber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the days passed, the first colleague through the line each morning would text a scouting report to the rest of us about the aggressiveness of the swabber. Los Angeles Times, 18 Feb. 2022

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First Known Use of swabber

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for swabber

akin to Low German swabber mop, Middle English swabben to sway

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The first known use of swabber was in 1592

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Cite this Entry

“Swabber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swabber. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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