swad

noun (1)
plural -s

Definition of swad

 (Entry 1 of 4)

obsolete

swad

noun (2)
\ ˈswäd also -wȯd \
plural -s

Definition of swad (Entry 2 of 4)

dialectal, England
: pod, shell

swad

noun (3)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of swad (Entry 3 of 4)

swad

noun (4)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of swad (Entry 4 of 4)

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

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History and Etymology for swad

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 16 May. 2021.

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