sweeny

noun
swee·​ny
variants: also sweeney \ ˈswē-​nē How to pronounce sweeny (audio) \ or swinney \ ˈswin-​ē How to pronounce sweeny (audio) \
plural sweenies also sweeneys or swinneys

Medical Definition of sweeny

: an atrophy of the shoulder muscles of a horse broadly : any muscular atrophy of a horse

Learn More about sweeny

Cite this Entry

“Sweeny.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sweeny. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

Comments on sweeny

What made you want to look up sweeny? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!