1 of 4

noun (1)

plural -s


2 of 4

noun (2)

ˈswäd also -wȯd
plural -s
dialectal, England
: pod, shell


3 of 4

noun (3)

plural -s


4 of 4

noun (4)

plural -s
: a group of individuals : bunch
a thick swad of plantsWestralian Farmers Co-Operative Gazette

Word History


Noun (1)

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect svadde big stout fellow, sodde slow heavy fellow

Noun (2)

perhaps back-formation from swaddle entry 2

Noun (3)

probably from swad entry 1

Noun (4)

perhaps alteration of squad entry 1

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“Swad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swad. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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