swabber

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

Definition of swabber

1 : one that swabs

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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“Swabber.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swabber. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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