swede

noun
\ˈswēd \

Definition of swede 

1 capitalized

a : a native or inhabitant of Sweden

b : a person of Swedish descent

2 chiefly British : rutabaga

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In a light-heavyweight bout, the Welsh titleholder Nathan Cleverly will meet the Swede Badou Jack. Victor Mather, New York Times, "Watch McGregor vs. Mayweather? You’ll Likely Have to Pay," 24 Aug. 2017 The airship went on circling slowly while its crew—fourteen Italians, one Czech, and one Swede, plus Nobile’s small dog, Titina—prepared for a simple ceremony. Eva Holland, Smithsonian, "Flying to the North Pole in an Airship Was Easy. Returning Wouldn’t Be So Easy," 18 Aug. 2017 Their two trainers — a German and a Swede — were also arrested. Washington Post, "Turkish court jails 6 human rights activists pending trial," 18 July 2017 The Swede currently lies third in the drivers' title race behind arch rivals Lucas di Grassi and championship leader Sebastian Buemi -- although the latter will not feature at this weekend's races. Matthew Knight, CNN, "New York ePrix: Brooklyn beckons for Formula E racers," 14 July 2017 Felix Sandstrom, the 20-year-old Swede who has played himself into the future goaltender conversation, sits two stalls down at this camp, and the Flyers used a third-round pick to draft yet another goalie in June. Sam Donnellon, Philly.com, "Flyers goalie Carter Hart uses sports psychologist to stay focused," 7 July 2017 Defenseman Erik Karlsson is one of four Swedes playing for Ottawa in the Eastern Conference finals, while former Nashville forward Patric Hornqvist is one of three for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Teresa M. Walker, The Seattle Times, "Predators just one NHL team winning thanks to its Swedes," 25 May 2017 Gotland’s little sister, Öland, also shares a rich medieval history, and is also one of Sweden’s sunniest places (translation: heaven on earth for Swedes). Matilde Wergeland, Vogue, "A Weekend Trip to Sweden’s Idyllic Islands," 21 May 2017 On Monday, two U.N. officials — an American and a Swede — were kidnapped along with four Congolese, also in Kasai-Central province. Orange County Register, "Congo army officers held in massacre that was filmed," 18 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of swede

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for swede

Low German or obsolete Dutch

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Swede

noun
\ˈswēd\

Kids Definition of Swede

: a person born or living in Sweden

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