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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang An unexpected variation or reversal.

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  • n. A sneaky, unexpected, or clever swap or exchange.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a sudden and unexpected change or reversal of position, attitude, or action.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sudden unexpected switch

Etymologies

Alteration of switch.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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