swab·​bie ˈswä-bē How to pronounce swabbie (audio)
variants or less commonly swabby
plural swabbies

Examples of swabbie in a Sentence

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

Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swabbie was in 1944

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Cite this Entry

“Swabbie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swabbie. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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