swabbie

noun swab·bie \ ˈswä-bē \
variants: or less commonly swabby

Definition of swabbie

plural swabbies
slang
: swab 2b

Examples of swabbie in a Sentence

  1. the pirate captain cried, “Ahoy, me swabbies, 'tis time to hoist the Jolly Roger!”

First Known Use of swabbie

1944



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up swabbie? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

custom-made

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's That From? A Word Origin Quiz

  • turris-babel-by-athanasius-kircher
  • What language gave the word robot to English?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!