Definition of swartback
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of swartback
alteration (influenced by Norwegian svartbak swartback) of earlier swarthback, from Middle English suerthbak, from Old Norse svartbakr, from svartr black + bak back — more at back
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up swartback? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).