swoopstake

adverb

swoop·​stake ˈswüp-ˌstāk How to pronounce swoopstake (audio)
obsolete
: in an indiscriminate manner

Word History

Etymology

alteration of sweepstake

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swoopstake was in 1602

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Cite this Entry

“Swoopstake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swoopstake. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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