swede

noun

1
capitalized
a
: a native or inhabitant of Sweden
b
: a person of Swedish descent
2
chiefly British : rutabaga

Examples of swede in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 52% bits in it (tiny or large depending on preference) are carrots, swede, onions and cauliflower. Annabelle Timsit, Washington Post, 8 May 2023 Unique and innovative dishes include swede, Morel mushrooms and wild garlic, Shitake mushrooms with peas and spelt and halibut with seaweed, sea leeks. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 6 May 2022 In a light-heavyweight bout, the Welsh titleholder Nathan Cleverly will meet the Swede Badou Jack. Victor Mather, New York Times, 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, 18 Aug. 2017 Their two trainers — a German and a Swede — were also arrested. Washington Post, 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, 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, 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, 25 May 2017

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Word History

Etymology

Low German or obsolete Dutch

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of swede was in 1589

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Cite this Entry

“Swede.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swede. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

swede

noun
1
capitalized
a
: a person born or living in Sweden
b
: a person of Swedish ancestry
2
chiefly British : rutabaga

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